When you’re ready to begin on the road to recovery from active addiction, Chiron Recovery Center can help you through dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Dr. Linehan developed dialectical behavior therapy in the 1980s while he was working at the University of Washington, but now it’s being used at our drug and alcohol rehab to help addicts with leading-edge recovery tools that allows them to avoid potential relapse in the future.

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Recovery from addiction is an ongoing process, and you’ll learn about the disease of addiction at Chiron Recovery Center. Education about the disease of addiction is of the utmost importance because your mind is actually different than most of the world’s population. This means that your recovery depends on retraining your brain in order to live a happier, healthier life without the use of drugs or alcohol.

Through many years of research, it was discovered that cognitive behavioral therapy was extremely successful when treating addicts. Addicts are creatures of habit because they succumb to their cravings and impulses. When they feel certain emotions or have different thoughts, their first reaction is to reach for a drink or a drug. This type of therapy has been used at reputable drug and alcohol rehab centers for years in order to help retrain the mind.

Dialectical behavior therapy is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy that’s used to treat extreme behaviors like suicide and parasuicide, as well as emotional dysregulation. It works by learning about acceptance. This is important because many addicts are unable to cope with the realities of life.

How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Helps

By the time you’re through with addiction treatment, you’ll have a brand new outlook on life. You’ll be able to handle situations that used to cause you to drink or use drugs because you’ll have an entirely new and optimistic perspective on the situation. This is accomplished by understanding that everything isn’t black and white or all or nothing, and that there are healthier ways to cope with different situations.

Through different techniques like mindfulness and meditation, you’ll see that there is hope to live an incredible life where you’re no longer drinking or using. Chiron Recovery Center would love to help you begin on this incredible journey. Call us today and we’ll get started.