Trauma is a personal and unique experience. There is no single definition of trauma, and how one conceptualizes and processes trauma is different for each individual.
At Sabino Recovery, we have worked with countless residents whose PTSD, anxiety, depression, and addictions are a result of past trauma. We understand that recovery is only possible if the underlying trauma is treated and resolved. We also know that your trauma is particular to you, and the path to recovery is different for everyone.
Alcoholism is a complex issue which follows different treatment trajectories for each individual.
For some, using alcohol is a way of medicating difficult emotions, experiences, and memories that are often connected to past trauma.
For others, a genetic component may predispose them to developing an addiction to alcohol. The resulting damage to their lives, relationships, and careers leaves lasting scars, and an inability to connect to their environment or community.
Drug addiction is often perpetuated by two factors. An underlying desire to self medicate a deeper need for connection, and a genetic predisposition to addiction. Furthermore addiction of any kind can be perpetuated by environmental and physiological factors.
At Sabino Recovery, we recognize that addiction is multifaceted and there is not a one size fits all method for abstinence. Only by understanding the root cause are we able to effectively treat the issue.
For some, the use of drugs is a way of medicating difficult emotions, experiences, and memories. Often started off as recreational, drug use can quickly turn into a full blown addiction. This escape can wreak havoc on relationships and bring about other personal and legal consequences.
Depression & Anxiety
Sabino Recovery staff is well versed in the latest research regarding causes and solutions to depression and anxiety, and are able to offer education and understanding regarding their prognosis and offer evidenced based interventions. Utilizing allopathic and naturopathic medicine in conjunction with therapy offers the best possible outcomes for recovery.
By understanding the mental and physiological cause of these disorders, our residents are better equipped to find a solution to these debilitating diseases.
Depression and anxiety rates have risen exponentially over the last 40 years. This statistic is in direct correlation to the amount of processed foods being manufactured and pesticides used. Proper nutrition has been linked to decreased rates in anxiety and depression.
Depression and anxiety are also exacerbated by unresolved trauma and the use of unhealthy coping mechanisms. Together we can uncover the underlying causes of your specific challenges and develop a treatment plan tailored to address these.
PTSD can appear as hyper vigilance to any and all perceived threats in the outside world. The trauma that lives inside the body will react quickly to the most imperceptible trigger in the environment.
Sabino Recovery is in a unique position to deliver exceptional care and treatment for those suffering from PTSD. Our safe nurturing environment and sophisticated clinical program provide the foundation upon which your recovery begins.
We understand that the effects of PTSD are profound and debilitating and that they take a massive toll on the mind as well as the body.
A co-occurring diagnosis is categorized by an individual having a mental health and addiction diagnosis concurrently. For those suffering from both issues, it is crucial to find a program that treats the whole person through evidence based practices. Addictive behaviors are often tightly intertwined and overlap with mental health symptoms. Many people develop their addictions as a coping mechanism to help manage their mental health symptoms. For instance, those with anxiety will drink or use drugs to help them cope with anxiety attacks or to allow them to control the anxiety that is keeping them from work or social situations.
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 times 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 a person feeling humiliated and deeply wounded. It is common to blame oneself and feel a tremendous amount of regret and shame. You are not alone, and healing is possible.
Sexual, Physical, & Emotional Abuse
Sexual, physical, and emotional abuse often bring on feelings of shame and self loathing, believing there must have been something could have done to stop or diminish the abuse.
At Sabino Recovery, we create a safe, nurturing, and validating environment for survivors of abuse that provide the support necessary to heal.
Abuse takes many forms. It can be one event or a series of events that may escalate over time. Sexual harassment, rape, inappropriate touching, being pressured to engage in sexual activity by threat of harm are all forms of sexual trauma. Belittling, gaslighting, igorning, and stonewalling are all manipulations utilized by perpetrators and can leave a victim feeling as though they are the “crazy” one. Sexual, verbal, and emotional abuse are often difficult to explain or understand as there are no visual scars to prove its existence, yet the aftermath can leave a victim feeling isolated, invalidated, and stigmatized by those unwilling to honor the effects.
Abuse of any kind is traumatic when the person involved feels a sense of fear, helplessness, injury or threat of injury. The level of perceived threat and traumatic reaction to that threat is very individualized and almost impossible to anticipate.
Eating disorders and disordered eating are often rooted in trauma. They are considered maladaptive behaviors that usually develop in childhood as a way to cope. Behaviors, beliefs and thoughts around eating may meet criteria for an eating disorder diagnosis such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder. At times, people may have eating behaviors that don’t meet the criteria for an eating disorder diagnosis, however the eating patterns may be considered disordered. An example would be a person that frequently overeats when under stress but doesn’t engage enough to be diagnosed with binge eating disorder. Another example may be someone that is very focused on body image and eats a restricted range of foods, but does not meet full criteria for a diagnosis of anorexia.
At Sabino Recovery we not only treat the symptoms and behaviors associated with disordered eating, we also address the root trauma that perpetuates the cycle.