At CuraWest we utilize a wide range of evidence-based therapeutic methods, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). DBT is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) developed to help people struggling with persistent negative emotions and related behavioral patterns. DBT is a skills training that includes four modules: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. The predominant goal of DBT is to help clients live a “life worth living.” Clients reach this goal as they learn to live in the present moment, develop personal goals, decrease negative emotions and increase positive emotions, and improve their interpersonal relationships.
In early recovery from addiction, we tend to be preoccupied with regrets from the past and fear of the future. We need to intentionally practice living in the present moment to reduce our distress. The mindfulness skills of DBT allow us to focus on today. The emotional regulation skills of DBT allow us to stabilize our emotions. While actively using substances, the neurochemical effects on the brain have contributed to emotional dysregulation. DBT provides us with coping skills that can expedite the process of reaching neurochemical homeostasis.
At CuraWest we provide each of our clients with an effective program of addiction recovery that combines evidence-based therapies like CBT and DBT, the 12-Step method and other peer support groups, and holistic treatment options. We offer a multi-staged program of addiction treatment in Denver, Colorado that helps clients lay a solid foundation for lasting sobriety. To learn more, today.