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/EMDR therapy, 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 the trauma recovery and EMDR therapy can help you to get your life back.
Using EMDR 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. EMDR therapy can help with the process of rediscovering yourself.
The way that this process works is the following:
- A machine has lights on it that are run while the therapist uses hand movements
- The hand movements along with the lights are designed to help you process and be aware of traumatic experiences (one will be focused on at a time)
- Techniques are used to help you figure out your feelings and recognize triggers
- Using the things you learn during therapy, you can gain better insights into how you have processed the trauma and what you need to do differently now
- Together, you and your therapist can confront each traumatic event and work to cope with them better from this point forward
After participating in EMDR therapy for some time, you can start feeling like yourself again.
Should You Start EMDR Therapy
How do you know if EMDR therapy is going to work for you? With the experience we have here at Recovery in Tune, we have a good idea of who this treatment usually helps the most. If you find yourself dealing with any of the following, we would likely recommend you try EMDR therapy during your addiction or mental health disorder treatment program:
- Co-occurring disorder (addiction and PTSD)
- Moderate to severe PTSD symptoms
- Used other PTSD treatments but still struggling with symptoms
- Having flashbacks or nightmares about the trauma
Do you find yourself dealing with any of these things? If so, we want to help you work through the PTSD and/or addiction. With EMDR therapy, we believe this is possible for you.
Get Into a Trauma Recovery Program with EMDR Treatments 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 that includes the EMDR therapy service. We are looking forward to helping you to get back control of your life.