It sometimes seems that the world of behavioral health is a mess of letters:  CBT, DBT and EMDR. These acronyms stand for different treatment modalities that are often used during therapy for substance use disorders.   One treatment, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), helps trauma survivors manage intrusive symptoms like flashbacks and disturbing dreams.  In addiction treatment, EMDR can be used to help alleviate some of the emotional distress around triggers, which are often cited as a significant cause for relapse.

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