The Auburn Davis Center for DBT is proud to announce the inclusion of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (SUD) to the Davis DBT Program.
SUD-DBT is for those who have co-occuring mental health and substance abuse issues. Participants strive for dialetical abstinence, being 100 percent clean and sober, yet mindful that a harm reduction model may be necessary.
Some of DBT’s substance-abuse specific behavioral targets include:
- Decreasing abuse of substances, including illicit drugs and legally prescribed drugs taken in a manner not prescribed;
- Alleviating physical discomfort associated with abstinence and/or withdrawal;
- Avoiding opportunities and cues to abuse, for example by burning bridges to persons, places, and things associated with drug abuse and by destroying the telephone numbers of drug contacts, getting a new telephone number, and throwing away drug paraphernarlia;
- Increasing community reinforcement of healthy behaviors, such as fostering the development of nw friends, rekindling old friendships, pursuing social/vocational activities, and seeking environments that support abstinence and address behaviors related to drug abuse.
The SUD-DBT track will include:
- DBT Skills Training Group
- Substance Abuse Specific DBT Skills Training
- Substance Abuse Specific DBT Skills Training Group For Parents
- Substance Abuse Psycho-education group
- Individual DBT Theraphy session
- Family Theraphy as needed
Among the goals of SUD-DBT are to:
- Become more aware of urges to drink or use tolerate or reduce them
- Increase motivation to stop abusing alcohol or drugs; and anger without alcohol or drugs
- Structure the environment to support substance-free living
Individual therapy and as needed phone coaching is provided by clinicians trained in DBT and substance use treatment. All are credentialed with a mental health license and/or certification as addictions counselors (CAADAC).