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Two people talk in a dialectical behavior therapy programOne of the critical components of effective addiction treatment at The Canyon is our dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) program. DBT is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy that helps clients develop coping mechanisms to manage stress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships.

To learn about our DBT program, its benefits, and why it’s a crucial part of our addiction treatment approach, call 424.465.5182 to talk to learn about our addiction therapy programs. Our dialectical behavioral program in Los Angeles can help you or your loved one break free from addiction.


What Is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

DBT is a specialized form of therapy that combines cognitive and behavioral strategies with mindfulness practices. It was initially developed to treat borderline personality disorder but has since been adapted for other mental health disorders, including substance use disorders.

At The Canyon, we integrate DBT into our range of services. Our DBT for addiction treatment program is a comprehensive, evidence-based approach that relies on skill-building and supportive interventions. We use DBT to teach clients how to identify, name, and respond effectively to uncomfortable feelings. This helps them regulate their emotions better, find healthier ways to cope with stress, and improve all aspects of their lives.

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What Can a Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program Help?

DBT can help clients learn skills to regulate their emotions and control their behaviors. This type of therapy has been shown to be effective in treating:

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Other mental health issues
    Relationship problems

It can also help clients break out of unhealthy behavior patterns, manage their emotions more effectively, and improve relationships with family members, friends, and coworkers.

Here at The Canyon, we specialize in helping people heal from alcohol, meth, heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and benzo addiction.

Our DBT Program in Los Angeles

Our DBT program focuses on teaching clients four main skills:

  • Mindfulness
  • Distress tolerance
  • Emotional regulation
  • Interpersonal effectiveness

These skills equip our clients to manage triggers, cope with cravings, and navigate challenging situations without resorting to substance use.


This involves being fully present and aware of the current moment without judgment. It helps clients focus their attention, manage thoughts and feelings, and make more conscious choices.

Distress Tolerance

This skill enables clients to accept and tolerate discomfort without trying to change it. It helps them navigate crises and stressful situations without resorting to harmful behaviors.

Emotional Regulation

This involves understanding and managing emotions. It helps clients reduce vulnerability to negative emotions and respond more effectively to emotional triggers.

Interpersonal Effectiveness

This skill helps clients assert their needs and manage conflict in relationships. It fosters healthier interactions and reduces the likelihood of relationship problems triggering substance use.


Why Choose a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Program in Los Angeles?

Choosing our DBT program in Los Angeles offers several advantages:

Personalized Approach

We understand that each client’s journey is unique. That’s why our DBT program is tailored to meet individual needs, taking into account their personal history, challenges, and goals

Holistic Treatment

We believe in treating the whole person, not just the addiction. Our DBT program is part of a comprehensive treatment approach that includes group therapy, family therapy, and holistic therapy.

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Call The Canyon Today

Our DBT program at The Canyon is a crucial component of our commitment to helping clients overcome addiction and build healthier, more fulfilling lives. If you or a loved one need help, we invite you to reach out to us and learn more about our DBT program and other services. We’re here to support you on your journey to recovery. Contact us by calling 424.465.5182 or by filling out our online form to learn more.