People can develop a substance use disorder as a result of many factors, with trauma being one of the most common. Trauma can come in many forms. It can be caused by a more serious event like a sexual assault, attack, serious illness or injury, or military service. In addition, minor events can also bring on trauma without someone even realizing it. Substance use can be a way of coping with past trauma and its lingering symptoms. If these symptoms do not get addressed, it’s almost impossible for someone with a substance use disorder to find their way to recovery.
At Solution Based Treatment, we offer a trauma therapy program as part of residential treatment. If you or a loved one may benefit from our therapy programs and begin the healing process, our team is ready to help.
What Is Trauma Therapy?
Trauma therapy is a therapeutic modality that helps process the pain brought on by that trauma and led to addiction. Things like short-term memory loss are common after a traumatic event. Survivors of trauma are often just going through the motions and don’t even realize the effect the trauma is having on them. Long-term, they can continue to suffer from flashbacks, mental strain, and physical effects like headaches and nausea.
At Solution Based Treatment, our trauma therapy program includes:
- Education on healthy choices
- Focusing on a future without trauma and addiction and their effects
- A safe, supportive environment to receive treatment and recover
- Repairing strained relationships and building new ones
- Identifying triggers and how to deal with them
Traumatic events that can lead to substance use include:
- Childhood abuse or neglect
- Bullying or cyberbullying
- Car accidents
- Natural disasters
- Domestic violence
SBT’s Trauma Therapy Program
If you struggle with a substance use disorder as a result of past trauma, a trauma therapy program at Solution Based Treatment can address both simultaneously and ensure a greater chance for a successful recovery from both. There is a high percentage of people who turn to substance abuse because of a traumatic event in their life.
At Solution Based Treatment, our therapies include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Family therapy
- Relapse prevention therapy
Our treatment team creates individual treatment plans for each client. A treatment plan could also include medication-assisted treatment or treatment for co-occurring mental health issues. Getting over an addiction is complex, and the withdrawal symptoms can be challenging, but it’s necessary to get over the trauma that led to addiction. Having a professional medical team like the one at Solution Based Treatment to ensure your success will make the entire process run smoothly and avoid the risk of relapse.
Begin to Heal with Trauma Therapy at Solution Based Treatment
Past trauma plays a significant role in substance use disorder. Our team at Solution Based Treatment is here to help. We offer a variety of addiction treatment programs focused on treating substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders. We want you or a loved one to be able to move on from the effects of their trauma and seek the treatment they need.
Let us help craft an individualized treatment plan that paves a road to recovery and lifelong sobriety. Our trauma-informed care helps to focus on the traumatic event or events that led to addiction by engaging in individual and group therapies alongside addiction treatment programs. This approach develops skills to cope with trauma better and remove substance use from the equation. Give us a call at 833.999.1941 or complete our online form to learn more about how to recover from trauma and addiction in the safety of an addiction treatment facility like Solution Based Treatment.