DBT Informed: Substance Use
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Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) encourages a balance between change and acceptance so that a person is empowered to take steps towards a drug-free life. As therapy progresses, a person learns how to control urges or cravings, manage unhealthy emotions, develop relapse prevention skills, and set positive and affirming goals.
In addition, the program integrates the 12-Step Program into the curriculum to reinforce the benefits of an empirically evidenced approach.
Together, these changes nourish sobriety and create better mind-body-spirit balance. The program places an emphasis on building a sustainable quality of life, while also working to decrease behaviors that cause harm.