ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTER

DIALECTICAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY

HELPING CLIENTS ACHIEVE EMOTIONAL REGULATION

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an evidenced-based practice that has been shown to aid the patient in achieving emotional regulation within their life. DBT recognizes that many of our emotional disturbances occur because we are emotionally dysregulated - we experience emotions intensely and they take over. DBT helps us cope with emotions in a healthy, sustainable way.

DIALECTICAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY AND ADDICTION

A major component of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is the concept that two opposing ideas can be present at the same time. Another word for this is "ambivalence."

In relation to an individual dealing with a substance use disorder, the two thoughts may be, “I want to see my life without the use of drugs,” and “I want to continue getting comfort and relief in the most dependable way I know.” Having awareness around this type of thinking allows us to recognize what is going on and choose to feed energy into a path that leads to wellness.

GOALS OF DIALECTICAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY

After consistently participating in DBT clients will be able to:
REGULATE THEIR EMOTIONS
DEVELOP SKILLS & BOUNDARIES IN INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
TOLERATE DISTRESSFUL SITUATIONS
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is especially helpful with clients that exhibit impulsive behavior. By helping clients experience a sense of validation during times of ambivalence, they are more empowered to choose a pathway that leads to wellness, as opposed to acting impulsively based on an intense emotion and moral judgement.

HOW DIALECTICAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY IS IMPLEMENTED

The Ohana was founded in order to address gaps in the continuum of care for substance use disorders. Through various programs such as intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, sober living, and more, The Ohana helps clients strengthen healthing coping mechanisms and relationships to safely transition back to life.

One of the hurdles experienced by the founder was the need for individualized care paired with the ability to continue working and staying connected with the world. The Ohana overcomes this hurdle by providing a structured environment while granting patients additional freedoms with a balance between intensive care and personal accountability.

Our program is designed to help individuals heal while giving them the opportunity to continue working or going to school part-time in our care.

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