women participate in dbt therapy for substance abuse

DBT Therapy for Substance Abuse

When trying to maintain recovery, there will be times when you want to give up the struggle and begin using again. However, addiction therapy programs may help to prevent a relapse. Dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT therapy for substance abuse, involves emotion regulation, mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance. By keeping your emotions in check,…

woman participates in holistic addiction treatment

What Is Holistic Addiction Treatment?

Everyone responds differently to therapy, and by focusing attention on the mind, body, spirit, and emotions, the full impact of treatment can take hold and lead to a less hectic and more balanced life. With holistic treatment, the whole person is considered when approaching treatment for various maladies, including mental health disorders and substance abuse.…

man begins cognitive-behavioral therapy during addiction treatment

How Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Is Used in Addiction Treatment

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most effective types of psychotherapy used in treating addiction. Actions and emotions born out of illogical thought patterns lead to negative responses during recovery. If you act on these impulses you will set yourself back. It is important to make sure these negative thoughts do not stand in…

two women participate in nature therapy during addiction treatment

How Nature Helps with Addiction Recovery

For an effective addiction treatment program, choose one that offers both evidence-based and holistic addiction therapy. Evidence-based treatment relies on proven clinical approaches such as talk therapy. This includes cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. However, to treat the body and soul, you need therapies that help you reconnect with yourself, such as nature therapy,…