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CBT vs DBT

Addiction is a chronic disease that doesn’t discriminate. Anyone, regardless of age, race, or gender, can develop a substance abuse disorder. Addiction can impair your judgment, aggravate co-occurring and comorbid conditions, and damage your physical health. All psychoactive substances, even legal ones like alcohol, can cause a substance abuse disorder. Treatment centers use CBT and…

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10 Reasons Why Group Therapy Works

By Karen Williams, MS, LAC Intensive Outpatient Program Clinical Manager at Promises Scottsdale Group therapy works because it creates connection and reduces toxic shame through open, honest communication. Many aspects of the group dynamic contribute to the reasons why group therapy works. Here are 10 of them: 1. Hearing Your Story The first time people…

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6 Ways DBT Can Help You Handle Distress

By Kelsey Harper, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist and Program Director at Promises Malibu Some people can sail through a crisis or upsetting event while others are overwhelmed by mild stress. What’s your coping style? One way we find out is through dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), which we use to assess distress tolerance skills, identify the ways…