Ten Questions to Ask Other Treatment Programs

Choosing a treatment program is a big decision – and often not an easy one to make. With a growing number of inpatient, outpatient and telehealth treatment options available, it can be difficult to narrow the field when you or someone you know is in need. Here are some questions you can ask to help …

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)?

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 …

Is There a Connection Between Bariatric Surgery and Substance Abuse?

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 …