Question: For adults with an opiate addiction, how effective is Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) compared with other or no intervention in improving any patient outcomes?


Plain language summary

Only one high quality research study has examined DBT for adults with opiate addiction. This didn't produce any strong evidence for the effectiveness of DBT in reducing opiate use, but the study was too small to be able to make any clear judgements from it.


Clinical and research implications

No definite clinical or research implications can be made based on the available evidence.


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