Forward Health Ohio is an outpatient substance abuse treatment center that specializes in providing evidence-based therapies for individuals struggling with addiction. One of the most effective therapies used at Forward Health Ohio is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). In this article, we will discuss how DBT is used in addiction treatment and how it can help individuals overcome addiction.
DBT is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy that was originally developed to treat individuals with a borderline personality disorder. However, research has shown that it can also be effective in treating a wide range of mental health conditions, including addiction.
At Forward Health Ohio, we use DBT in addiction treatment to help individuals learn how to manage their emotions and improve their interpersonal relationships. DBT is a skills-based therapy that focuses on four key areas: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.