Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
The residential drug and alcohol treatment program at Banyan Detox Boca Raton offers many forms of therapy methods such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, which is a type of therapy derived from cognitive behavioral therapy. The main goal during this type of treatment is to learn how to identify, accept, and manage difficult emotions that come your way. By effectively regulating intense emotions, you are allowing yourself to change unhealthy behaviors that can stem from these emotions. For those who suffer from addiction, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy focuses on reducing painful withdrawal symptoms as well as avoiding any harmful situation that triggers substance abuse. At our drug and alcohol detox center, our specialized therapists utilize DBT treatment with two approaches, acceptance techniques and change techniques.
It’s important to understand the reasoning behind why we behave the way we do. Unhealthy behaviors such as abusing drugs and alcohol can stem from not knowing how to properly deal with intense emotions. Often times, people don’t find anything wrong with their behaviors and they find ways to justify their unhealthy actions. The pattern of negative behaviors only continues with this type of rationale. During this phase, DBT therapists teach individuals to accept and understand themselves more. Being able to identify why you do certain things can be very powerful.
After learning how to identify strong emotions, the next step is to manage them to bring about positive change for yourself. By recognizing that your behaviors are self-destructive and unhealthy, you have the power to replace these behaviors with positive ones. Learning how to identify these patterns and actively changing them for the better is what Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is all about.
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Disorders
When someone experiences extreme and heightened emotions and has difficulty tolerating painful feelings, they may turn to unhealthy behaviors such as abusing drugs, alcohol, or other addictive substances as a coping mechanism. Those who have addiction issues related to the management of emotions highly benefit from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and can learn to replace addictive behaviors with healthy coping strategies.
Many people who are diagnosed with a co-occurring disorder can benefit from DBT and this therapy approach has effectively treated patients who have had an addiction problem, a mental health disorder, or both here at Banyan Treatment Center. We strive to provide customized care in every therapy session and our patient’s needs are always put first.
This treatment method works to improve our clients’ well-being as well as reducing the risks associated with addiction. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is backed by scientific evidence and can really work to bring about positive change with an individual’s behavior. The therapists at our drug and alcohol detox center develop strong relationships with all clients during the treatment process and encourage the growth of supportive relationships with those close to the client.
For more information on the unique treatment programs we offer at Banyan Detox Boca Raton, give us a call today at (888) 422-1651. Successful recovery is possible with the help of a drug and alcohol treatment center in your corner.