In our years of helping those struggling with addiction, we have found that trauma is often a root cause. Traumatic events like abuse, neglect, or exposure to violence can lead to substance abuse as a way of self-medicating. And on the journey to recovery, trauma can be a major obstacle.
That’s why we offer trauma therapy as part of our outpatient addiction treatment programs. This specialized form of counseling can help you work through your trauma so that it doesn’t stand in the way of your sobriety. Alongside individual and group therapy, our trauma therapists will help you develop healthy coping mechanisms and work through your trauma in a safe and supportive environment.
If you’re interested in learning more about our trauma therapy program, reach out to our team at 855.590.9944 us today.
What Is Trauma Therapy?
Trauma therapy is a type of counseling that helps people work through their trauma. It can be used to address both single-incident trauma, like a car accident, and complex trauma, which is exposure to multiple traumatic events over time, such as abuse or neglect.
Trauma therapy can take many different forms, but all aim to help you process your trauma so that it doesn’t have negative effects on your life.
The Connection Between Trauma and Addiction
There is a strong connection between trauma and addiction. When you go through a traumatic event such as a car accident or abuse, it can be difficult to cope with the aftermath. Trauma can cause feelings of fear, helplessness, and isolation.
These feelings can lead to substance abuse as a way of self-medicating. People may turn to drugs or alcohol to numb the pain or escape from the trauma. But using substances only aggravates the problem, leading to a cycle of addiction and trauma.
Attempting to break free from addiction without addressing the trauma can be difficult. That’s why trauma-informed care is so important.
What to Expect from Trauma Therapy
If you’re considering trauma therapy, it’s important to know what to expect. The first step is usually an assessment, during which the therapist will ask about your trauma and your symptoms. This helps them to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs.
Treatment usually takes place in individual or group therapy sessions. You will work with the therapist to process your trauma and develop healthy coping mechanisms. Talking one-on-one with a therapist can be a powerful experience. It provides a safe space to share your experiences and work through your trauma. On the other hand, group therapy can provide support and camaraderie as you work through your trauma together.
The Benefits of Trauma Counseling
Trauma therapy can help in a number of ways. It can:
- Provide a safe space to talk about your trauma
- Help you understand your trauma and how it has affected you
- Teach you healthy coping skills
- Address any trauma-related mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression
- Help you develop a support system
If you’re struggling with addiction and trauma, trauma therapy can help you on your journey to recovery.
Come as You Are to Roaring Brook Recovery
If you’re ready to take the first step, reach out to our team at Roaring Brook Recovery. We offer trauma therapy as part of our outpatient addiction treatment programs. Our trauma therapists will work with you to develop a tailored treatment plan that meets your unique needs.
We understand that seeking treatment can be daunting, but we want you to know that you are not alone. Our team is here to support you every step of the way. Get started today by contacting us at 855.590.9944 or by reaching out online.