Alcohol, Drug, & Addiction Treatment

Dr. Desirae Allen stands and Dr. Nikki Winchester sits as they discuss best practices for treating alcohol use disorder and drug use disorder

At the Cincinnati Center for DBT, we recognize that alcohol, drug, and addiction treatment can’t be a one-size-fits-all approach due to the unique combination of each client’s background, addiction, and factors maintaining substance use/addiction. Therefore, we offer an individually-tailored approach to meet your needs.

  • Not sure if you have an alcohol, drug, or other addiction or struggling to motivate yourself to make a change? We offer motivational enhancement therapy (MET) and motivational interviewing (MI) to provide you with data about your behavior and help you motivate yourself to make a change.

  • Feel like you need to totally stop your addiction? We will help you develop an abstinence and relapse prevention plan.

  • Don’t want to completely quit but need to make some changes? We’ll help you develop a harm reduction plan.

  • Have no clue how to stop yourself when an urge hits? We provide mindfulness-based relapse prevention to help you learn to relate differently to urges and cravings and choose to respond instead of react.

  • Need other ways to cope with emotions and problems? We’ll teach you coping skills.

With most clients, we usually utilize a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), MI, and acceptance-based approaches. When you come in, we’ll assess the problem and what’s maintaining it and provide you with information about the best treatment approaches.

You get to decide your goals and what approach we take.

Team members who specialize in substance use and addiction treatment:
Dr. Desirae Allen  | Dr. Nikki Winchester

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