DBT for Substance Abuse in Clovis, CA

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If you or someone you care about is experiencing anxiety, depression, or struggling with addiction or substance abuse, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) could offer effective relief. At First Steps Recovery, we incorporate dialectical behavior therapy into our patients’ individualized treatment plans when it proves beneficial for their specific needs.

Our therapy programs in Clovis, CA offer a supportive and safe environment where you can get the professional treatment you need for lifelong recovery. Trying to overcome mental health issues alone can be overwhelming and even anxiety-provoking. At First Steps Recovery, our mental health professionals are committed to guiding you towards recovery.

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What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Dialectical behavior therapy, also known as DBT, is a therapeutic approach that was developed by psychologist Dr.Marsha M. Linehan. Dialectical behavior therapy is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy. DBT was initially developed to help individuals suffering from borderline personality disorder and eating disorders. It has since expanded to address a much broader array of mental health disorders. It has demonstrated effectiveness in supporting individuals with complex substance use disorders, assisting them in pursuing positive life changes.

This type of therapy combines cognitive behavioral techniques with mindfulness strategies. The term “dialectical” refers to the combination of acceptance and change. This idea encourages individuals to find a balance between the acceptance of their current situation and the present need for change.

DBT for substance abuse allows individuals to work on enhancing their interpersonal skills, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and mindfulness techniques. This specific approach recognizes the connection between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, with the goal of creating a harmonious relationship between them.

How is Dialectical Behavior Therapy Beneficial for Substance Abuse?

DBT for substance abuse is particularly beneficial due to its multifaceted approach that addresses multiple aspects of addiction. DBT can positively impact individuals on the path to recovery in the following ways:

Emotional Regulation

Substance abuse and addiction often originate from difficulties in managing intense emotions. DBT for substance abuse helps individuals to develop skills to identify, understand, and regulate their emotions more effectively. When individuals struggling with substance abuse are able to develop healthier coping mechanisms, they are better prepared to navigate complex emotional challenges without resorting to substance abuse.

Every individual’s journey to recovery is unique but many individuals will face many challenges along the way. DBT helps individuals develop tolerance skills. These skills allow individuals in recovery to be able to navigate high-stress situations without turning to substances as a form of stress relief. Being able to flex this skill in resilience is crucial for anyone in recovery to help maintain sobriety during trying times.

Healthy relationships are one of the foundational building blocks on the road to recovery. DBT for substance abuse focuses on enhancing an individual’s interpersonal skills. DBT supports and encourages individuals to communicate assertively, set healthy boundaries, and construct positive connections. By strengthening these skills, individuals can foster a network of support, which can greatly reduce the likelihood of relapse and even enhance overall well-being.

A crucial aspect of DBT for substance abuse is mindfulness. By developing mindfulness skills, individuals are able to become more aware of their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in the present moment. Mindfulness focuses on a heightened awareness of self-reflection. This aspect of dialectical behavior therapy helps individuals reduce impulsive behaviors and gain a sense of control over one’s actions.

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How is Dialectical Behavior Therapy Beneficial for Addiction?

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Dialectical behavior therapy is beneficial to individuals struggling with both substance abuse as well as addiction. DBT proves effective in addressing the intricate nature of addiction by concentrating on the following aspects of the addiction treatment journey:

Focus on Acceptance and Change

Addiction recovery involves a delicate balance between accepting an individual’s present reality and simultaneously embracing change. DBT’s focus on acceptance and change aligns with challenges that individuals often face during addiction recovery which provides a comprehensive approach to healing overall.

Addiction is often connected to underlying psychological issues such as trauma, depression, or anxiety. DBT for addiction dives into these prominent root causes, offering individuals to address and manage the underlying issues that are contributing to their addictive behaviors.

Dialectical behavior therapy equips individuals in addiction recovery with the skills and tools necessary for long-term relapse prevention. By cultivating emotional resilience, effective communication, and key mindfulness techniques, individuals are better prepared to navigate their journey to recovery without feeling the need to lean on substances as an ongoing coping mechanism.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy at First Steps Recovery

At First Steps Recovery, we understand the unique challenges individuals face when seeking recovery from substance misuse and addiction. Our dedicated team of professionals integrates dialectical behavioral therapy into our comprehensive addiction treatment programs to provide an effective and holistic approach to lifelong healing.

Our team at First Steps Recovery includes licensed therapists, counselors, and medical professionals with extensive experience in addiction treatment. With compassion and understanding, we guide individuals through the transformative process of recovery using evidence-based practices like DBT.

We recognize that each individual’s journey is unique. Our trusted clinicians work collaboratively with individuals to tailor DBT techniques to their specific needs in order to ensure a personalized and effective long-term treatment plan. At First Steps Recovery, DBT is seamlessly integrated into both group and individual therapy sessions. Our group sessions provide a safe environment for individuals to learn and practice DBT skills, while individual therapy allows for more personalized exploration and application of these skills.

Learn More About Dialectical Behavior Therapy at First Steps Recovery in Clovis, CA

dbt for substance abuse

If you are interested in exploring dialectical behavior therapy and seeking support for substance abuse or addiction, reach out to us today. At First Steps Recovery, we believe in the power of comprehensive treatment, incorporating various therapeutic approaches to guide you on the path to recovery. Contact us today for more information and to begin the journey towards lifelong recovery.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy at First Steps Recovery

At First Steps Recovery, we understand the unique challenges individuals face when seeking recovery from substance misuse and addiction. Our dedicated team of professionals integrates dialectical behavioral therapy into our comprehensive addiction treatment programs to provide an effective and holistic approach to lifelong healing.

Our team at First Steps Recovery includes licensed therapists, counselors, and medical professionals with extensive experience in addiction treatment. With compassion and understanding, we guide individuals through the transformative process of recovery using evidence-based practices like DBT.

We recognize that each individual’s journey is unique. Our trusted clinicians work collaboratively with individuals to tailor DBT techniques to their specific needs in order to ensure a personalized and effective long-term treatment plan. At First Steps Recovery, DBT is seamlessly integrated into both group and individual therapy sessions. Our group sessions provide a safe environment for individuals to learn and practice DBT skills, while individual therapy allows for more personalized exploration and application of these skills.

Learn More About Dialectical Behavior Therapy at First Steps Recovery in Clovis, CA

dbt for substance abuse

If you are interested in exploring dialectical behavior therapy and seeking support for substance abuse or addiction, reach out to us today. At First Steps Recovery, we believe in the power of comprehensive treatment, incorporating various therapeutic approaches to guide you on the path to recovery. Contact us today for more information and to begin the journey towards lifelong recovery.

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OUR THERAPIES

Variety of Evidence-Based Therapies We Offer

We offer a variety of holistic therapies to our clients, both experiential and evidence-based. These therapies help our clients to get in touch with their minds and bodies while undergoing treatment, promoting a sense of peace and wellness.
Individual & Group Therapy

During individual and group therapy sessions, clients will interact with licensed and trained counselors to work through underlying issues that may be contributing to their drug or alcohol addiction.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (also known as CBT) has been clinically proven to help clients with a wide range of problems, including substance abuse.

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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (or DBT) is another common form of talk therapy that is found in many substance abuse treatment programs. 

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Trauma Informed Therapy

During trauma-informed therapy sessions, clients are able to talk with a specialist who accounts for their past trauma and the way it may have affected their thinking, behavior, and ability to interact with treatment.

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Brainspotting

Brainspotting is a type of alternative therapy that utilizes spots in a person's field of vision in order to help them process trauma.

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Neuro Feedback

Neuro Feedback is a type of noninvasive therapy that helps clients to alter the way their brain responds to certain types of stimuli.

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Family Counseling

Family counseling is one of the best ways to reconnect with family members who are affected by addiction and mend the relationship between a client and their family. 

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EMDR

EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a therapeutic treatment designed to help clients process trauma.

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OUR PROGRAMS

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Medical Detox

Our detoxification program features 24-hour monitoring and professional guidance from licensed detox technicians.
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Residential Treatment Care (RTC)

A highly individualized treatment experience designed for lasting sobriety using evidence-based and holistic treatment options.
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Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Our PHP allows you to continue your addiction treatment program without residing at the inpatient facility.
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Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Our IOP offers individuals the ability to receive the high-quality, personalized level care of our rehab, but the flexibility to continue their daily lives.
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Alumni

Individuals in the alumni program are invited to stay connected for meetings, events, and resources that are intended specifically for First Steps graduates.
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ALUMNI TESTIMONIALS

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Outstanding

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My experience with First Steps and their entire team has not only helped me to gain sobriety but maintain it now for knots 18 months. The 24 or so days I spent there was the best thing that happened. My kids have their mom, the parents have their daughter but most importantly I have myself back!!

Dayatra L.

Amazing Experience

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Amazing people. Super supportive and always there when you need them. My counselor, Amanda, makes it fun but also takes you to uncomfortable places in the best way. I recommend First Steps to anyone struggling with addiction.

Melissa B.

Above and Beyond

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I attended First Steps outpatient program and was very happy with the help I received. I felt the staff genuinely cared about the health and well being of the people there. They went above and beyond to help me meet my goals and keep them.

Bruce G.

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