The Impact of COVID-19 on the Substance Use Disorder Population

As we grapple with the effects of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) nationally and internationally, we should be aware of the possibility that it could have a greater impact on individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs). In particular, COVID-19 could be especially dangerous to those who smoke or vape tobacco or marijuana because of its attack …

Is there a connection between bariatric surgery and substance abuse?

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, …

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 …

Treating Addiction and Eating Disorders

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 …