This feature by Nick Salsman, PhD, ABPP is Part 2 of 2 in a series about DBT for substance use disorders. In the first part, Nick described how DBT-SUD...
This feature by Nick Salsman, PhD, ABPP is Part 1 of 2 in a series about DBT for substance use disorders. In this first part, Nick describes how DBT-SUD utilizes the approach of dialectical abstinence in the assessment and treatment of SUDs and how DBT-SUD utilizes the hierarchy of targets in Pretreatment and Stage 1.
Following the initial evidence supporting DBT for suicide and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) in the early 1990s, Marsha Linehan and colleagues introduced modifications to target substance use disorders (SUD) as one of the greatest risk factors for fatal outcomes. DBT-SUD developed by adding new principles, strategies, protocols, and modalities to address common problems and complications of addiction, while maintaining all of those from the original model for NSSI.
Content focused on or discussing Substance Use Disorder