Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).  This is a tool that therapists are now using in addiction treatment.  It focuses on Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Thinking, among other things.  This therapy helps people examine their thoughts, opinions, and reactions starting with the power of the conscious mind.  Sometimes just changing the way a person thinks can transform the way the mind works!  I really liked this article from “The Recovery Village,” and I wanted to share it.  Please comment and let me know what you think about DBT. Click this link to go straight to the article, or you can visit their page by typing the website into your search engine: https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/mental-health-addiction-therapy/dbt/

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How do you help an addict/alcoholic?

Most of us either know someone who is struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, or we may be struggling with an addiction ourselves.  How do we approach someone we love that has an addiction?  How do we tell someone we need help with an addiction?

Addiction creates so much confusion in the addict/alcoholic’s mind that it can be very difficult to talk to them.  If we are struggling with an addiction, it is difficult to step out of denial and admit that we have a problem.

Please use this space to share some effective ways you have reached out for help or have helped someone struggling with addiction.  Some examples that previous readers have suggested when reaching out to an addict/alcoholic are:

Be nice and supportive

Listen as much as you talk

Be consistent

Show unconditional love

Support the process of change

Seek information on where to get help

Always let an addict know your limits

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