Dialectical behavior treatment (DBT) focuses on providing patients with new skills to eliminate conflict in their personal relationships. This therapy focuses on 4 distinct areas. These include:
Distress tolerance: This area of DBT helps patients to manage painful emotions and to learn new skills that help them to cope with negative situations that they might otherwise try to avoid or escape from. This need for escape can often be the reason why the addiction started. Learning new skills is often the key to recovery.
Mindfulness: Being more mindful can help a person to perceive and accept their current mood.
Regulation: We will show you how to regulate emotions that may be causing you problems in your life. We'll help you to understand the triggers and how to keep yourself in check.
Interpersonal effectiveness: You will learn techniques that help you to be more assertive, gain self-respect and build stronger relationships.
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