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.
Why is Sabino Recovery’s PTSD Program Right for You?
PTSD causes lasting changes in the areas of the brain responsible for regulating emotion, thought, and memory. When your brain is altered in this way, regaining control is difficult, no matter how long ago the traumatic event occurred. At Sabino Recovery we provide a safe environment that addresses the complexities of PTSD, perpetuates therapeutic processing, and allows for reconnection to the self, your family, and your community.
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.
Treatment plans are developed around the very specific needs of each resident. There are no “treatment tracts,” which means each treatment plan is developed after you arrive. In addition, progress is closely monitored and the multi-disciplinary team makes real-time adjustments based on your progress and your needs.
The highly experienced clinical and medical staff prescribe a custom blend of medical, psychological and integrative therapies to most effectively treat you as a whole person and address the trauma that is driving symptoms. There is equal emphasis on psychotherapy, including equine therapy, somatic experience, EMDR, and psychodrama, as well as medical treatment and integrative therapies, which include adventure therapies, acupuncture, yoga and massage. Since trauma “lives” in the body, all of these modalities go beyond traditional talk therapy and are vital to true recovery.
To learn more about Sabino Recovery’s unique treatment program visit Our Approach.
What are the Symptoms of PTSD?
While each person experiences the symptoms of PTSD in their own way, symptoms are typically of three main types:
- Re-experiencing the trauma through intrusive distressing recollections of the event, flashbacks, and nightmares.
- Emotional numbness and avoidance of places, people, and activities that are reminders of the trauma.
- Increased arousal that causes insomnia, trouble concentrating, and increased irritation.
Those with PTSD may also experience:
- Drug and alcohol abuse and addiction.
- Depression and anxiety.
- Feelings of hopelessness, shame, or despair.
- Physical symptoms or chronic pain.
- Employment problems.
- Relationship problems and intimacy issues.
In the video below, Dr. Dawn Bantel talks about the effects of trauma on one’s health.
When someone you care about suffers from PTSD, it affects the entire family. The symptoms of PTSD can be difficult to manage, and the changes in your loved one can at times feel confusing and scary.
At Sabino Recovery we employ evidenced based treatment modalities, as well as the most recent research to develop a treatment plan specifically tailored to meet the needs of the resident, and also their loved ones.
In the fourth week of treatment, Resident’s family members are invited to participate in an intensive family program that offers education, therapy, and recommendations for after care. Please click here for more information about our family program.