If you have been through anything traumatic, then you know how difficult it can be to see life in a positive life. The truth is that you may have used alcohol or drugs to cover up the emotional, spiritual, mental or physical pain you are experiencing. You are not the only one and you don’t have to feel alone any longer.
Here at Recovery in Tune, our team has years of experience treating people who have gone through something traumatic. Many of our clients have dealt with numerous traumatic situations throughout their life. We want you to know there is light at the end of the tunnel. You can enter into one of our trauma recovery programs to start finding that light.
When you start in trauma recovery, you can begin the first day of the rest of your positive, healthy life.
Learn more about this treatment option today.
Connection Between Substance Abuse and PTSD
PTSD, also known as post-traumatic stress disorder, is a condition that people often experience after going through something traumatic. The first thing we would like to note is that you get to decide if something was traumatic for you – nobody else gets a say in this. We want you to know that our team is here to support and help you. We will listen to you and work with you, so that you can overcome PTSD and addiction.
How do addiction or substance abuse connect to PTSD? Well, many people who deal with something traumatic feel full of anxiety, stress and depression. They may feel isolated or like they are walking on eggshells. Sometimes, they feel like they have to look over their shoulder all the time. Having these types of feelings all the time can be exhausting. People just want to hide from them or make these feelings go away. To do this, a person might start abusing drugs or alcohol. Once they realize these substances push down their feelings, they may keep abusing alcohol or drugs. That may be where your addiction began.
No matter what happened, our team is ready to support you in your journey to recovery. We want you to feel safe and comfortable. Our treatment program, along with trauma recovery therapy can help you to get your life back.
Using Trauma Therapy in Addiction and PTSD Recovery Programs
If you have been struggling with PTSD and/or addiction, you likely feel lost. You may not know who you are anymore. It may seem as though the person or situation that victimized you took your life and your personality. You can get this all back. trauma therapy can help with the process of rediscovering yourself.
What is Classified as Trauma?
There is no limit to the types of events that can cause traumatizing effects on individuals, as people view and experience everything differently from one another. However, to obtain a better understanding of what events usually cause trauma, consider the following:
- Rape – According to RAINN, 1 in every 6 women in the United States has been a victim of attempted or completed rape. Women (and men) who experience rape and other forms of sexual abuse are traumatized in ways where they lack the ability to trust, feel confident, or express emotions.
- Domestic violence – Victims of domestic violence and those who witness it are at increasingly alarming risk for experiencing trauma.
- Natural disasters – Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and flooding can pull the rug out from beneath an individual both literally and figuratively, leaving him or her feeling unstable, unsafe, and traumatized.
Other common types of traumatic events include violent assault, combat, loss of a loved one, serious or long illness, neglect, abandonment, and emotional abuse.
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.
Traumatic events can be extremely painful to go through. In fact, many people have experienced more than one traumatic event in their lives, adding several layers to their recovery. However, regardless of what has traumatized you, there are options for you so that you can put your trauma in the past and move forward as a recovered, healthy individual.
Get Into a Trauma Recovery Program Today
Do you have PTSD? Is it difficult or even impossible to ease your PTSD symptoms at this point? Do you abuse alcohol or drugs to shove the feelings related to the trauma down deep? If you can say yes to these questions, we want to help you starting today
Contact us today, here at Recovery in Tune, to start a trauma recovery program. We are looking forward to helping you to get back control of your life.