by Nicholas A. Roes, PhD
Well order now what they ordered then, Cause everything old is new again
Everything Old Is New Again, Peter Allen and Carole Bayer Sager
DBT is a relatively new construct being used as the wrapping for some time-tested techniques now being generously re-gifted to the substance use treatment community. An evidence-based practice, Dialectical Behavior Therapy is helpful with substance abusers who are suicidal or have borderline personality disorder, and includes a lot of what we do already.
Historically, the addiction field has had a dialectical approach. We have combined the seemingly opposite…