Written By: Alan Downs, Ph.D.
Topic: Chemical Dependency.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy or as it is most commonly known, DBT has become an acclaimed, evidence-based therapy for individuals struggling with a co-occurring disorders. The evidence to support the use of DBT in substance dependence treatment is growing and recognized by prominent authorities in the field, such as SAMHSA (2008 Science and Service award was given to a DBT program based in Portland, Oregon) and NIDA (published a paper recommending the use of DBT with co-occurring disorders).
The incredible value that DBT brings to the treatment of co-occurring disorders…