Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Hope begins at Decision Point Center

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Arizona

Use ACT to Overcome Addiction at Decision Point Center

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) stems from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and is a tool to help you address your negative emotions and correct your harmful behavior (i.e. drug abuse or alcohol abuse). If you are suffering from a dual diagnosis, ACT can help you mitigate the symptoms of your mental health condition(s), as well.

Decision Point Center offers ACT, along with many other effective therapies to help you overcome drug addiction in Arizona.

What Is ACT?

According to Psychology Today, ACT is a mindfulness-based therapy that teaches you to overcome negative thoughts and feelings and stick to your goals. In practice:

  • A stands for Accept your reactions and be present.
  • C stands for Choose a valued direction.
  • T stands for Take action.

If you’re ready to start your recovery journey, call us at (844) 292-5010 today.


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How Does Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Work?

In ACT, clients learn to stop avoiding, denying, and struggling with their inner emotions and accept them instead. This allows them to commit to making positive lifestyle changes despite hardships and negative feelings. When you utilize ACT at Decision Point Center, your therapist will work with you and listen to the way you talk to yourself, specifically about trauma, difficult relationships, and other problems in your life. If these problems are things you can change, we can help you act immediately to resolve them, but if not, your therapist will help you learn to accept them.

Once you have acknowledged and accepted the things you cannot change and your feelings about them, you and your therapist will identify detrimental thought patterns and behaviors and work together to correct them. As an alternative to these negative patterns, you will commit to practicing more confident and optimistic behavior and rewire your thinking around your personal goals and values.

As Dr. Wayne Dyer once wrote:

Never underestimate your power to change yourself; never overestimate your power to change others.”

Why ACT Works

Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to overcome addiction is effective because it disrupts your counterproductive urge to control or eliminate negative emotions. Just like happiness, sadness and pain are a part of everyday life. Instead of trying to suppress these feelings with drugs and alcohol, you can learn to feel them without dwelling on them and lead the life you want to live, regardless.

While Decision Point Center believes in the power of ACT, we understand that changing the way you think and behave is not easy, especially when you are physically and/or psychologically dependent on a substance and/or struggling with a mental illness. That’s why we offer a residential inpatient program and help you take recovery one step at a time.

We also see you as more than just your addiction and recognize that you are a person with complex feelings, needs, and desires. Our holistic treatment options and enrichment activities balance therapy and mental health with other aspects of your overall wellbeing.

You can learn more about our programs here.

Why Choose Decision Point Center?

Our licensed substance use disorder treatment facility has been changing lives since 2004, and we want to help change yours, too. This is why we take a contemporary view of addiction and utilize many different strategies to help you overcome the disease.

Getting help is not something you should be ashamed of, and no one chooses to become addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. Conversely, seeking the care you need can help you manage and recover from your substance use disorder and give you the tools you need to overcome other adversities in life, as well.

ACT is just one tool we offer at Decision Point Center.


To find out what strategies work for you and discuss your personalized treatment plan, call us at (844) 292-5010 or contact us online.


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