Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in South Carolina

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a behavioral health therapy. DBT helps a person conquer negative, addiction behaviors and destructive feelings. DBT helps people develop productive behaviors that create a strong foundation for addiction recovery. Uncovering healthy ways to handle stress or other anxieties is a key element for long-term sobriety.

Addiction is often characterized by destructive behaviors and feelings. The physical, mental, and emotional instability caused by relentless drug use can intensify these patterns even more. This harm cannot only injure a person’s health but also ruin relationships, and cause job loss.

Dialectical behavior therapy at BriteLife South Carolina fosters a balance between change and acceptance so that a person can move forward in recovery. As therapy increases, clients learn to manage cravings, emotions with relapse prevention skills. Cooperatively, these changes support recovery and produce an improved mind-body-spirit balance.

DBT emphasizes a balanced quality of life, while also working to mitigate behaviors that cause damage. It is helpful for treating anyone with difficulty regulating emotions.

DBT Enhances Life Skills

One of DBT’s key functions is to help clients learn life skills that support sober living. Over time, clients suffering addiction stop all forms of self -care, including hygiene. In many cases, when a person comes to rehab, they are in poor health. DBT helps clients to recognize areas of their life that they need to work on. Once the therapist and client have agreed on these areas, they work in partnership to develop a set of life skills that neutralize negative behavior.

Typically, the way a person reacts to a situation will dictate the outcome. This is especially valid when a person’s judgment is dominated by drug or alcohol use. To neutralize this, coping skills are tailored to fit the problems a person will likely face in daily life.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Benefits

DBT is used in addiction recovery because it focuses on behaviors that are obstacles to advancing a life of wellbeing. At the same time, DBT concentrates on addiction and how it affects everyday life, while also advocating target behaviors important for overcoming addiction.

These behavioral objectives include:

  • Reducing withdrawal symptoms
  • Preventing triggers
  • Reducing cravings 

Dialectical behavior therapy can help those suffering from substance use disorder to develop efficient ways to cope with stress and be mindful about their own behaviors. DBT is useful because of its unique approach to mental health and wellness, like prompting acceptance and change.

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