Evidence-Based Therapy for Addiction
At Grassroots our approach to every client’s treatment is designed to address the individual aspects of their drug addiction and its consequences for them and their family. We enable our clients to make the best choices for addiction treatment by providing reliable trustworthy information. In particular we provide evidence for how each treatment performs. This is what evidence based substance abuse treatment refers to. By using evidence based treatment our team is able to offer the best possible advice to our clients.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT, as it is most commonly referred, is an interaction between client and therapist that allows the client to recognize the connection of thoughts and feelings. At Grassroots we understand that the way a person thinks has a profound effect on what they feel. Our CBT therapy teaches clients how to change the way they think, feel, and understand their addictions and psychological triggers. It is easy to learn, but without the guidance of one of our licensed therapists, much more difficult to put into practice.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an evidenced based therapy developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. and was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals. Since its original inception in the late 80s and early 90s, DBT has been effectively applied to a variety of disorders which have at its core emotional dysregulation, a disturbance to the emotional regulation system which is often accompanied with impulsivity. DBT is very effective in individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders, as these are disorders of emotional dysregulation and poor impulse control.