Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, also known as DBT, is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy. Individuals suffering from drug or alcohol addiction turn to this type of therapy to teach them how to live mindfully (in the moment), develop healthy coping mechanisms when it comes to managing stress, and improve their relationships with family and friends.
Although DBT was developed to help patients with borderline personality disorder, it is now used to treat a myriad of mental health conditions. This treatment modality is extremely helpful for people who have trouble regulating their emotions and are exhibiting self-destructive behaviors, such as eating disorders and substance use disorders.