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Dual Diagnosis, Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatments : 09/24/2019

by Megan Aul, MA, LPC, Enterhealth Outpatient Center of Excellence Therapist
 
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based form of psychotherapy developed in the late 1980s by Marsha M. Linehan to treat patients who didn't respond well to traditional behavioral therapy (specifically those with borderline personality disorder). Since its development, DBT has also proven to be an effective technique for treating other types of difficult patients, including those with mood disorders, PTSD, eating disorders, substance abuse disorders and more.
 

Dual Diagnosis, Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatments : 08/21/2019

by Elizabeth Weidmer-Mikhail, MD, Enterhealth Ranch and Outpatient Center of Excellence Psychiatrist
 
Since bariatric weight loss surgeries have become more affordable and accessible to more and more Americans, bariatric professionals and addiction treatment professionals alike are starting to sound the alarm concerning the trend in the number of people who develop a substance use disorder following one of these surgeries.
 

Dual Diagnosis, Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatments : 07/26/2019

by Michelle Hook, MSN, RN, Enterhealth Ranch Executive Director
 
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimates that around half of patients with eating disorders abuse alcohol or illicit drugs, a rate that is nearly five times higher than the general population. On the other side of that equation, SAMHSA found that up to 35 percent of individuals who abuse or are dependent on alcohol or illicit drugs also suffer from eating disorders, a rate 11 times higher than the general population.
 

Life in Recovery After Addiction, Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatments : 06/19/2019

by Alexandra Frascino, MS, LMFT, Therapist, Enterhealth Outpatient Center of Excellence
 
For decades, researchers in the field of psychology have worked to develop science-based interventions for people who want to overcome substance abuse. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) was developed as an action-oriented approach to psychotherapy that stems from traditional behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.