If you have experienced a trauma at any point in your life, it is likely you are still having some symptoms related to that trauma. You might not have a PTSD diagnosis yet. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look for support and treatment. There are numerous ways that a person can move past a traumatic experience and regain full control over their life again.
If you are wondering how to make this happen in your life, please contact our Harmony Oaks Recovery team today. We can get you started in a trauma recovery program. This program is highly effective a treating PTSD and co-occurring disorders such as a addiction and anxiety.
Addiction and PTSD
One of the co-occurring disorders that our team has treated often is addiction and PTSD. Unfortunately, these 2 conditions go hand-in-hand. The symptoms of PTSD often include depression, anxiety, feeling on edge and elevated levels of stress. These emotions can cause someone to abuse alcohol or drugs. When someone does develop an addiction to these harmful substances, they may experience the above-noted symptoms more severely. At that point, they may fall deeper into their addiction. As you can see, the cycle can be a vicious and cruel one.
Do you have PTSD or an addiction or both? If so, let our team help you. We can get you into a trauma recovery program.
How is Trauma Treated?
When an individual has experienced trauma and finds it difficult, if not impossible, to overcome the emotional upset he or she is experiencing, he or she likely needs to be treated so that recovery can be possible. Experiencing a traumatic event can be life-altering in ways that cause an individual to no longer feel like themselves. However, there are several types of trauma treatment that can promote healthy recovery for these individuals.
Psychodynamic therapy works to help pinpoint where the individual is within his or her trauma. Upon determining this, the therapist will work with the individual to help him or her release whatever it is that is holding him or her back from moving forward. Some of the ways in which a therapist does this is by considering the individual’s personal background (including his or her childhood), uncovering the meaning of the trauma, and learning about what the traumatic event has cost the individual.
Often the most uncomfortable for those who are suffering from the effects of trauma, prolonged exposure works to help an individual regain control of the situation by being continuously exposed to aspects of it. This form of trauma treatment allows individuals to engage with their traumatic event as opposed to running from it. Upon engagement, the therapist can help the individual change the narrative surrounding the event.
Other forms of trauma treatment include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), hypnotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and group therapy.
Healing and Overcoming Addiction
Do you have PTSD or symptoms caused by a traumatic event? Are you struggling with substance abuse because of a traumatic experience? If you can answer yes to either of these questions, we believe that a trauma recovery program that includes trauma therapy may be best for you. You might even find it more beneficial than other treatments you have tried in the past.
Contact us today, here at Harmony Oaks Recovery Center. Let us help you process trauma and overcome addiction.
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Most Insurance Accepted
As a member of the Harmony Recovery Group network of treatment programs, we can work with most private insurance plans.