At Sabino Recovery, we know that 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; as are the trauma symptoms and trauma-related disorders that accompany them. These trauma symptoms/disorders may take several forms, whether that is addiction, mental health issues like depression, or any kind of maladaptive coping mechanism. The team at Sabino Recovery understands that because of this, everyone’s trauma treatment requires an individualized approach to be effective and long-lasting.
How Trauma takes Form
Examples of traumatic events and experiences include and are not limited to the following:
- Emotional Abuse
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse/Rape
- Catastrophic injury or illness
- Domestic violence
- Natural disasters
- Witnessing violence
- Loss of a loved one
All of the events above leave the individual feeling emotionally, cognitively, and physically overwhelmed. The resulting trauma symptoms or trauma-related disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder, drug addiction, alcoholism, 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.
Contrary to what many think, a traumatic event does not need to be a horrific event such as war or sexual abuse. A traumatic event can be something as seemingly insignificant as moving schools at a tough time in your life that led to bullying. We all handle trauma differently and it is okay to feel like you have depression, anxiety, or an addiction problem despite having what you would deem to be a “good” childhood or life overall. Here at Sabino Recovery, we believe, “It’s not what’s wrong with you, it’s what happened to you.” We dive into the roots of your addiction and mental health issues and how they can be tied to events such as these, so you can understand and better come to terms with your trauma.
Why Sabino Recovery’s Residential Trauma Program Is Right for You
At Sabino Recovery we know that high-quality, effective inpatient trauma rehabilitation and treatment cannot be improvised. We craft a targeted, individualized treatment program for you, only after thoroughly assessing your trauma and understanding the ways that trauma has impacted your life and the lives of those closest to you.
Nobody chooses to react to trauma the way they do and these reactions will take on a variety of different forms depending on the individual. As trauma causes lasting changes in the areas of the brain responsible for regulating emotion, thought, and memory, any maladaptive coping mechanisms or bad habits that may result from this are expected. Through a variety of modalities, we can assist you in breaking down these maladaptive coping mechanisms and regaining a sense of power over your reactions, and enabling the use of healthier and more productive coping skills.
In this video Shelly, a former resident who sought trauma therapy and addiction therapy speaks about her effective treatment experience at Sabino Recovery
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How Do I Know If I Have Trauma-Related Disorders?
You may be unsure if you have unresolved trauma disorders. 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 has 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, not understanding the trauma’s impact, or not realizing that an event in their life was traumatic. We focus on helping people come to terms with their trauma and how that may develop into destructive coping mechanisms, so that you as an individual, can gain resolution from your unresolved trauma.
Common signs of unresolved trauma:
- Drug Addiction
- Depression, anxiety, & panic attacks
- Insomnia, flashbacks, & nightmares
- A pervasive feeling of shame or uncontrollable anger
- Avoiding people, places, or things related to the traumatic event
- Hypervigilance (a constant feeling of being on guard)
- Suicidal thoughts or actions; self-harm (cutting and mutilation)
- Eating disorders