When it comes to addiction therapy programs, trauma-informed treatment is a cornerstone of the care being provided. Trauma-informed treatment is an approach to working with individuals that acknowledges and validates the traumatic experiences that may have impacted their current behavior. This type of treatment is based on the understanding that traumatic experiences can cause physical and emotional disruption, which in turn can lead to drug and alcohol misuse.
At its core, trauma-informed treatment involves understanding the relationship between an individual’s mental health and past traumas and how these experiences shape current behaviors. This approach seeks to identify, explore, and address underlying trauma that may be present in an individual’s life in order to help them address and overcome their addiction. BRC Healthcare offers several trauma-informed addiction therapy programs so clients can fully heal. Contact us at 888.559.2036 today to learn how healing trauma can lead to long-lasting recovery.
Trauma Can Affect Anyone
When someone has experienced a traumatic event such as violence, an accident, or ongoing physical abuse, this incident could have an impact on them for a long time if they do not seek trauma treatment. Examples of trauma include:
- Childhood abuse
- Domestic violence
- Sexual assault or rape
- War or combat experiences
- Natural disasters
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Witnessing a traumatic event
Trauma can also result from ongoing circumstances such as being bullied or growing up in poverty, which can result in the experience of life-altering symptoms. Every person is different, and therefore, trauma affects people in different ways. It is important to note that trauma can occur over the long term (such as chronic abuse or neglect) or from a single event.
Signs of TraumaWhen someone has experienced a traumatic incident, the effects of that experience can show up in many different forms. People who experience trauma may have:
- Intrusive thoughts related to the event
- Unexplained physical pain
- Difficulty concentrating
- Mood changes
- Anxiety or depression
- Guilt, shame, and self-blame
- The desire to withdraw from others
- Feelings of sadness or hopelessness
- Feelings of disconnection or numbness
How Trauma-Informed Treatment Works
Trauma-informed therapy programs recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma and help people heal from their experiences. Trauma-informed treatment seeks to empower individuals by helping them understand their individual experience and the impact it has had on their lives. It also allows them to identify any triggers that can lead to relapse, so they can learn ways to manage them.
Trauma-informed care at BRC Healthcare includes specialized therapies such as:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Motivational interviewing (MI)
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Prolonged exposure therapy (PE)
Cognitive processing therapy (CPT)
Such trauma-informed approaches seek to help individuals understand their trauma and the impact it has had on their life while also helping them develop healthier coping mechanisms. When people learn how to better manage their emotions and behaviors, they can then focus on building a healthier life.
Heal from Trauma at BRC Healthcare
At BRC Healthcare’s family of programs, we believe that healing from trauma is essential in the recovery process. We offer various trauma-informed treatment programs to ensure our clients have access to the care they need. Our experienced therapists and counselors are here to help guide individuals through their healing process. We have experience treating clients who have previously been resistant to treatment. This is because we treat the entire person and their unhealed trauma, not just the prevailing symptoms. Contact us today at 888.559.2036 to learn more about how our trauma-informed treatment programs can help you or your loved one fully recover at last.