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co-occurring disorders Tag

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Alcohol Abuse and DBT

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, alcohol abuse may contribute to signs and symptoms of co-occurring problems. Most commonly, these symptoms are related to depression, anxiety, psychosis, and antisocial behavior. How DBT can be leveraged as treatment for alcohol abuse Alcohol abuse is often a sign of coping or self-medication that evolves into dependence. Often,  dependence on alcohol will cause consistent mood issues and weaken an individual’s ability to manage emotions. DBT is commonly used in instances of mood dysregulation, and as such, it can be a good fit for alcohol abuse patients also dealing with anxiety and depression. DBT emphasizes learned coping techniques, which can help an alcoholic make positive changes in their life and find other means of coping. Additionally,...

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