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DBT for Addiction Treatment: A Holistic Approach

Are you or a loved one struggling with addiction and seeking effective treatment options? At Buckeye Recovery Network in Huntington Beach, CA, we offer a holistic approach to addiction treatment that includes Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). In this article, we’ll explore how DBT can play a crucial role in your journey towards recovery.

Understanding DBT: What Is It?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a specialized form of cognitive-behavioral therapy that was originally developed to treat individuals with borderline personality disorder. However, it has proven to be highly effective in addiction treatment as well. DBT focuses on helping individuals develop healthy coping mechanisms, emotional regulation skills, and interpersonal effectiveness.

The Core Principles of DBT

DBT is built on four core principles:

  1. Mindfulness: Learning to be present in the moment, accepting your emotions without judgment.
  2. Distress Tolerance: Acquiring skills to handle distressing situations without resorting to harmful behaviors.
  3. Emotion Regulation: Developing the ability to identify and manage intense emotions.
  4. Interpersonal Effectiveness: Enhancing communication and relationship-building skills.

DBT for Addiction Recovery

Now, let’s delve into how DBT can benefit those undergoing addiction recovery:

  • Addressing Underlying Issues: DBT helps individuals address the root causes of their addiction by exploring past traumas and emotional triggers.
  • Reducing Relapse Risk: By teaching effective coping strategies, DBT reduces the risk of relapse.
  • Improved Emotional Regulation: Clients gain control over their emotions, reducing the need for substance abuse as a coping mechanism.
  • Building a Supportive Network: DBT emphasizes healthy relationships, helping clients build a strong support system for their recovery journey.
  • Enhanced Decision-Making: Improved interpersonal skills lead to better decision-making in high-risk situations.

Why Choose Buckeye Recovery Network for DBT?

At Buckeye Recovery Network in Huntington Beach, CA, we are committed to providing comprehensive addiction treatment, including DBT. Here’s why you should consider us:

  • Experienced Team: Our team of therapists and counselors are experienced in delivering DBT as part of addiction treatment.
  • Personalized Approach: We tailor our DBT programs to meet the unique needs of each client.
  • Holistic Care: We offer a holistic approach that combines DBT with other evidence-based therapies for a well-rounded recovery experience.
  • Safe and Supportive Environment: Our facility provides a safe and nurturing environment for your recovery journey.
  • Proven Results: Many of our clients have successfully overcome addiction with the help of DBT and our comprehensive support.

Call Us Today!

If you’re ready to take the first step towards lasting recovery, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 949.258.7580. Our compassionate team is here to answer your questions and guide you towards a healthier, addiction-free life.


DBT can be beneficial for individuals struggling with various types of addiction, including substance abuse and behavioral addictions. It addresses the underlying emotional and psychological factors contributing to addiction.

The duration of a DBT program can vary depending on individual needs. Our team will assess your progress and adjust the treatment plan accordingly.

DBT is often used in combination with other evidence-based therapies to provide a comprehensive approach to addiction treatment. At Buckeye Recovery Network, we create personalized treatment plans that may include multiple therapeutic modalities.

During a DBT session, you can expect to engage in various exercises and discussions aimed at improving emotional regulation, mindfulness, and interpersonal skills. Our therapists will guide you through the process.

Many insurance providers offer coverage for DBT when it is deemed medically necessary for addiction treatment. We can assist you in verifying your insurance coverage and exploring payment options.

Today is going to be the best day of your life.

Kelsey Gearhart

Director of Business Development

Kelsey carries multiple years of experience working in the substance abuse and mental health treatment field. Her passion for this field comes from her personally knowing recovery from addiction.

Prior to Buckeye she held titles of Recovery Coach, Operations Director, and Admissions Director. Kelsey was brought on at Buckeye Recovery as the Director of Business Development. She has a passion for ensuring every individual gets the help that they need, and does so by developing relationships with other providers.

Kelsey also oversees our women’s sober living environments – The Chadwick House for Women. She is committed to creating a safe, nurturing, and conducive environment for all women that walk through the doors of Chadwick.