Dialectical behavior therapy, a highly effective form of cognitive-behavior therapy, was originally developed to treat clients struggling with borderline personality disorders. Research has shown that it is also effective in treating substance abuse, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. With DBT, problem-solving and acceptance-based strategies are utilized to help clients achieve their goals. These skills can help clients who have a history of alcoholism, addiction, and chronic relapse.
At The View, components of DBT are used to help clients master the skill areas of mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance. Clients learn to be present in the moment, regulate intense emotions, effectively handle interactions with other people, and mediate moments of distress.
DBT's Role in Addressing Addiction and Mental Health
According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 43.6 million people over the age of 18 suffered from a mental health disorder. In 2014, 7.9 million people had both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder. Drug use is a complex issue and addiction often stems from a mental health disorder.
DBT can potentially help clients decrease their alcohol and drug usage, alleviate physical discomfort brought on by withdrawal, reduce cravings and triggers, avoid opportunities to use illicit substances, and reduce addictive behaviors.
Addiction and Mental Health
The term "comorbidity" describes two or more disorders occurring in the same person at the same time. With addiction, drug abuse can bring about symptoms of another mental illness. Mental illness can also lead to an addiction, likely as a means of a client self-medicating. Drug addiction and mental health can also stem from a risk factors in a client's predisposition, including overlapping genetic vulnerabilities, stress, trauma, and other past experiences.
Luxury Detox and Stabilization at The View
The View is a luxury detox and stabilization center based out of Los Angeles. Our luxurious 6-bed facility includes a pool, hot tub, and breathtaking patio. At The View, clients participate in individual therapy, group psychotherapy, and stress reduction groups. We also offer massage, meditation, and yoga. DBT is an additional service that can help clients learn new skills for scoping with stressful situations in life that can trigger addiction.
Our luxurious 6-bed facility is small enough to make sure that clients get the one-on-one interaction needed. We also pride ourselves on the aura of comfort and safety provided for our clients. If you or a loved one is looking for a safe and comfortable environment to overcome an addiction, give us a call at (877) 310-4343 to get started on the road to recovery today.