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.

Examples of traumatic experiences include and are not limited to the following: 

  • Emotional, sexual or physical abuse
  • Neglect
  • Betrayal
  • Catastrophic injury or illness
  • Rape or assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Natural disasters
  • Witnessing violence
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Combat/war

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 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 simply go away in time. 

Exclusive, and private rooms offer a comfortable, nurturing place to feel safe and at home. Throughout the campus, there are natural gathering spots that take full advantage of the stunning views and four-season outdoor weather. In the dining hall, you will find delicious, healthy selections – made from scratch. Healthy and delicious meals are prepared to accommodate any diet – vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and those who just want good old fashioned comfort food.

Why is Sabino Recovery Trauma Treatment 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 your life and the lives of those closest to 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. Through a variety of modalities we can assist you in regaining a sense of power over your reactions and enabling the use of healthier and more productive coping skills. 

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The Link Between Trauma and Addiction Recovery

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 experiences. 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.

In this video Shelly, a former resident who sought treatment for trauma and addiction speaks about her experience at Sabino Recovery

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 these to a traumatic experience. This may be due to a lack of vivid recollection of the trauma or not understanding trauma’s impact. 

Common signs of unresolved trauma:

  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Insomnia
  • 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