TRAUMA THERAPY, TRAUMA RECOVERY & TRAUMA TREATMENT
At Sabino Recovery, we have worked with countless residents whose PTSD, anxiety, depression and addictions were caused by past trauma. We understand that recovery is only possible if the underlying trauma is treated and resolved. We also know that your trauma is yours, and that your path to recovery will be unique.
There is no single definition of trauma, and what is traumatic to one person may not be to another. Any of the following experiences can be traumatic:
- Emotional, sexual or physical abuse
- Catastrophic injury or illness
- Rape or assault
- Domestic violence
- Natural disasters
- Witnessing violence
- Loss of a loved one
What these events share is that they leave the individual feeling emotionally, cognitively, and physically overwhelmed. The resulting PTSD, addiction, depression, and anxiety that accompany trauma are very normal reactions to these very abnormal experiences. Nonetheless, the inability to cope with everyday life and the pervasive state of fear and anxiety that result are not things that can simply be thought away.
WHY IS SABINO RECOVERY RIGHT FOR YOU?
At Sabino Recovery we know that high quality, effective treatment cannot be improvised. We craft a targeted, individualized treatment plan for you only after thoroughly assessing and understanding the ways that trauma has impacted you.
You did not choose to respond to a traumatic event in the way that you have. Trauma 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 trauma 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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THE LINK BETWEEN TRAUMA AND ADDICTION
Many who come to Sabino Recovery for help with addiction may not identify past trauma as one of the reasons they are struggling with addiction. Current research is uncovering the link between trauma and addiction. By some estimates, over two-thirds of people seeking treatment for addiction report one or more traumatic life experience. In fact, among men diagnosed with PTSD, addiction is the most common co-occurring disorder, followed by depression. At Sabino Recovery our program is specifically designed to treat addiction as well as the trauma that may be fueling it.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE UNRESOLVED TRAUMA?
You may be unsure if you have unresolved trauma. It is not uncommon for the memory of the traumatic experience to be buried. As a result, you may have been misdiagnosed with ADD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder. Many of those who enter treatment at Sabino Recovery have experienced the symptoms of trauma without having connected them with a traumatic experience. This may be because they cannot remember the trauma or perhaps because they don’t believe the symptoms are connected to the trauma.
Common signs of unresolved trauma
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- A pervasive feeling of shame
- Avoiding people, places, or things related to the traumatic event
- Flashbacks and nightmares
- Hypervigilance (a constant feeling of being on guard)
- Suicidal thought or actions
- Uncontrollable anger
- Self-harm (cutting and mutilation)
- Unexplained or irrational fears of people, places, or things