At Sabino Recovery we have treated many residents whose current struggles, whether they be from addiction or a co-occurring mental illness such as depression and anxiety, result from the trauma of betrayal.
Betrayal trauma can occur within a relationship when the actions of another violate the trust on which the relationship was built. The experience of profound and unexpected betrayal can be deeply traumatic. We understand you are going through one of the most difficult experiences of your life. Your trust and belief in the person closest to you has been shattered. To be deceived and manipulated by someone you love can leave you feeling humiliated and deeply wounded. Many blame themselves. You are not to blame. You did not cause it or create it – but you can heal from it.
WHY IS SABINO RECOVERY RIGHT FOR YOU?
The trauma of betrayal causes lasting changes in the areas of the brain responsible for regulating emotion, thought, and memory. When your brain is hijacked in this way, regaining control is difficult, no matter how long ago the betrayal occurred.
Yet your brain is resilient and so are you. The treatment program at Sabino Recovery is designed to take advantage of neuroplasticity – your brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections in order to adapt and adjust to new situations, experiences, and environments. Your resilience is a powerful force.
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Betrayal trauma is a condition that parallels PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). You may experience depression, anxiety, stress, fatigue, grief, and fear. You may also begin to abuse drugs and alcohol. If you are in recovery from addiction, a betrayal can trigger a relapse.
The trauma evoked by betrayal in a relationship can manifest in the following ways:
- Emotional volatility
- Hypervigilance that can manifest in self-protective behaviors like doing “detective work” (checking bills, wallets, computer files, phone apps, browser histories, etc.)
- Sleeplessness, nightmares, difficulty focusing.
- Obsessive and intrusive thoughts about the betrayal.
- Avoiding thinking about or discussing the betrayal
- Compulsive spending, eating, or exercise
The intimate nurturing environment at Sabino Recovery provides the safety and serenity those suffering from the trauma of betrayal need to heal.