Many people experience intense trauma during childhood and carry it forward into adulthood, and that trauma sadly tends to stay with them throughout their lives. Others have experienced a recent traumatic event, but its recency does not trivialize the horror or the suffering. Trauma can cause extreme psychological and physical reactions, and unfortunately, push people toward addictive behaviors. Trauma therapy for addiction, therefore, can often be a safe way to manage both PTSD and addiction while giving you back the ability to lead a happy, healthy and productive life. At Avedis Recovery, we will address your post-traumatic stress disorder and addiction while helping you recover from all that is contributing to your current mental and physical state. If you would like to learn more about trauma therapy at Avedis Recovery and how our detox and outpatient rehab programs can help you, don’t hesitate to contact us online or call 833.514.0579 today.
Addressing the Roots of Your PTSD and Addiction
Trauma therapy for addiction works because it has the capacity to uncover, and attempt to make sense of, the traumatic experiences you have experienced and the PTSD you are suffering from while addressing the roots of your addiction. Some of the most common forms of trauma that people are exposed to include:
- Physical abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Domestic violence
- Childhood neglect
- Death of a parent or child
- PTSD from military combat
- Tornado, hurricane or living through other acts of nature
- Surviving a car accident, train, or plane crash
You may find yourself overwhelmed and feeling alone when trying to cope with the issues arising from the traumatic experience. These issues have already adversely shaped your life and lead to the substance use disorders you have today. Trauma therapy for addiction ensures that you are not alone, your PTSD and addiction are seen, and asserts that you can overcome a traumatic past to live a happier, healthier life.
Trauma impacts not only your mental state but also your physical well-being. People who regularly deal with intense trauma and PTSD, and an ensuing addiction, may experience some of the following issues:
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Muscular or skeletal pain
- Cardiovascular issues
- Neurological issues
- Abnormal sleep patterns
- Respiratory issues
Trauma Therapy for Addiction
Because trauma can be too much to handle alone, some people who are suffering will turn to drugs and alcohol to cope with the hurt, anger, memories, and regret. This kind of self-medicating may temporarily mask the PTSD caused by the traumatic events of your past. Still, a substance use disorder may arise in the long term, and those addictive chemicals will only serve to dig a deeper hole, trapping you into a negative cycle and expanding your problems. If the underlying trauma is not addressed, and an addiction to drugs or alcohol does develop, it only further compounds the difficulties and challenges you face.
You need and deserve to receive professional help for your trauma. Thankfully, the Avedis trauma therapy for addiction program will examine your entire life to discover if any co-occurring disorders may be causing you further mental, physical, and emotional distress.
Our focus is on creating a personalized treatment plan designed to treat your unique post-traumatic stress disorder and addiction issues. Our trauma therapy program is proven to address your whole self by teaching you coping skills, helping you overcome your trauma and addiction, and ultimately guiding you toward a healthy path of long-term recovery.
Learn More at Avedis Recovery
If you are suffering from a trauma event that has led to PTSD and addiction, Contact Avedis Recovery today by using our secure online form or pick up the phone and call us confidentially at 833.514.0579 and learn about how trauma therapy for addiction can start rebuilding your life.