Addiction Causes You To Become Lost
Dealing with an addiction creates a scenario where you are off center, separated from your ideal self and lost within the fog of a substance-induced existence. Trying to navigate through life within this mind state can result in feelings of excessive anxiety, deep depression, isolation and even hopelessness.
The very behaviors that are instigating all of your negative feelings and emotions are compulsively repeated, over and over again. It’s like running on a treadmill and thinking you are getting somewhere. While you feel as if you are moving, you’ve been in the same spot the entire time.
Once your addiction has fully taken root, negatively impacting your mind, body, and soul, you have forgotten how to live life in the moment.
Considering the Value of Holistic Therapies Like DBT and Mindfulness
While a number of therapeutic approaches exist to address all manners of substance use disorders, holistically-based treatment programs have proven extremely effective in treating addiction.
Specifically, mindfulness and meditation have shown to positively impact and effectively treat everything from post-traumatic stress disorder to substance abuse disorders. This is achieved by addressing the very roots of addictive behaviors and targeting two of the main instigators of relapse: cravings and negative emotions.
Understanding How Mindfulness and DBT Connect
Understanding mindfulness can aid in overcoming your addiction and helping you achieve sustained sobriety through a holistic approach to your disease. Ranch Creek Recovery’s holistic, non-12 step approach allows us to employ lesser-utilized, yet effective methods for treating addiction. One example of this is Dialectical Behavior Therapy, also known as DBT.
What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)?
Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a treatment method designed specifically for individuals with self-harm behaviors, such as self-cutting, suicidal thoughts, and suicide attempts.
Our Mental Health Experts Will Provide Ongoing Support to Those With Dual Diagnosis Disorders
It is not unusual for individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Those who suffer from BPD commonly struggle with other problems — depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, eating disorders or substance abuse disorders. Don’t worry – we are experts in treating dual diagnosis disorders.
How Does DBT Contribute to Successful Substance Abuse Treatment?
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness work together to help people stay in the moment. Leaving the moment can have unforeseen consequences on your ability to make wise choices and operate effectively. And, if you can’t own your actions, how are you supposed to make healthy decisions?
To put it simply, we believe that this is a key skill to develop during treatment.
The intersection of this perspective along with the connectedness we feel with ourselves and others can help make DBT an integral part of a residential treatment program.
How We Use DBT in our Addiction Recovery Programs
The most important of the overall goals in using DBT for addiction treatment is helping clients create “Lives Worth Living”. In other words, all individuals have in common the task of bringing problem behaviors, especially behaviors that could result in death, under control.
For this reason, DBT organizes treatment into four stages with targets. Targets refer to the problems being addressed at any given time in therapy. Here are the four stages with targeted behaviors in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness.
Ranch Creek Integrates Mindfulness & Meditation Alongside DBT
While the disease of substance addiction is nothing new, using meditative practices and mindfulness to overcome your substance use disorder is an up-and-coming therapeutic intervention. By helping you become more aware of what is happening in your own mind, your addictive impulses become less spontaneous and more manageable.
DBT, Mindfulness, and Other Therapies in an Intimate, Luxurious Environment
With customized treatment plans that fit your unique recovery needs and offering an alternative to the traditional twelve-step program, Ranch Creek Recovery’s holistic treatment services can help you stop abusing drugs or alcohol and forge a fulfilling, clean future.
The treatment is located in a private estate, offering small and intimate treatment settings. Most private insurance is accepted, and our Admissions team will provide a free insurance check and confidential telephone assessment to determine what the best recommendations are for your unique needs. Contact us to verify your insurance and get help today.
“Ranch Creek was a great experience for me. All the staff were wonderful and very open and helpful. I feel like I have foundation and tools to move forward with my sobriety.” – Julie