The therapies and services offered at Calvary Healing Center provide a path to addiction recovery that can make a real, lasting difference in the lives of our patients. One of the evidence-based addiction therapies we offer is dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), an approach that involves mindfulness, emotion regulation, and healthy communication to create positive change.
DBT is a powerful tool for helping people struggling with addiction. It helps individuals identify and change patterns of behavior that may be contributing to their addiction and offers a structured system for developing healthier habits. Through one-on-one sessions with a therapist, our patients develop healthy coping skills that promote sustainable recovery.
Learn more about the power of DBT and its role in addiction treatment at Calvary Healing Center by calling 888.492.5113 today.
An Overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy
DBT is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy that incorporates mindfulness and acceptance-based principles to help people become more aware of their thoughts and feelings. The primary goals of DBT are reducing the intensity of negative emotions, improving interpersonal relationships, and developing healthier patterns of behavior.
The “dialectical” aspect of the approach comes from its emphasis on balancing acceptance and change. It encourages patients to accept themselves and their circumstances while also striving for positive growth. This combination helps our patients develop the motivation needed to make meaningful change and build a healthier life.
There are four core principles that guide DBT:
- Mindfulness – Developing awareness and acceptance of the present moment
- Distress tolerance – Learning to tolerate and manage difficult emotions without resorting to unhealthy behaviors
- Emotion regulation – Learning to recognize, accept, and regulate all types of emotions
- Interpersonal effectiveness – Developing the skills needed for healthy communication and relationships with others
These four principles form a system that promotes lasting change by helping our patients identify and manage their triggers, develop skills for healthy coping, and learn to navigate their relationships in a healthier way.
How DBT Helps Our Patients
At Calvary Healing Center, we’ve seen firsthand the power of DBT to help people struggling with addiction. As part of a well-rounded addiction treatment plan that incorporates both evidence-based and holistic approaches, DBT can be an invaluable tool for developing healthier habits and behaviors.
DBT helps our patients:
- Develop a better understanding of their thoughts and emotions
- Identify thoughts and behaviors that contribute to their addiction
- Develop healthier coping strategies for difficult situations
- Improve communication skills with others
- Learn to manage triggers and cravings for drugs and alcohol
- Develop emotional resilience
- Gain skills for long-term recovery
For example, those who are working to overcome an alcohol use disorder may learn to identify and manage cravings, deal with stress in a healthier way, and develop better communication skills that can help protect their sobriety. Through our individualized approach, DBT can be tailored to meet the needs of each of our patients.
Experience the Benefits of DBT at Calvary Healing Center
Calvary Healing Center in Phoenix, AZ is dedicated to helping our patients heal. Addiction can be isolating, but recovery doesn’t have to be. Instead, the support and guidance found in our facility equip our patients with the skills needed for long-term recovery.
Through DBT, we empower our patients to develop the resilience and insight needed to navigate any challenges that lie ahead. When you’re ready to take the first step toward lasting recovery, we’ll be here to help you every step of the way.
Whether you’re reaching out for yourself or for a loved one, we can provide the care and compassion needed to start your journey. Call us today at 888.492.5113 or connect with us online to learn more about how DBT can help you.