The National Center for PTSD states that 60% of men and 50% of women experience at least one trauma in their lifetimes. The symptoms of trauma can lead many people to turn to alcohol or drugs. If you need dual diagnosis treatment, turn to BlueCrest Recovery. Learn more about our trauma treatment program by calling 888.292.9652.
Trauma refers to a lasting emotional response to a distressing event. Traumatic events can be anything, including events that occur in childhood, like abuse, disrupted attachment, and neglect.
A traumatic event can be:
- A recent and single event
- A single event from the past
- A chronic pattern of events
Symptoms of Trauma
Trauma can result in shock, denial, and even changes in your body, mind, and behavior.
Complex trauma refers to events that continue over a long period of time, like childhood neglect, and have formative impacts on your life.
Some of the symptoms of trauma are:
- Intrusive thoughts
- Avoidance behavior
- Unpredictable emotions
- Feelings of isolation
- Feelings of shame
- Having triggers
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Sleep problems
Trauma can present itself with physical symptoms, such as chronic pain, tension headaches, migraines, and more.
Intrusive symptoms can affect your well-being and lead to significant impairment in your daily life. Some people turn to anything that can offer relief from these symptoms, including drugs or alcohol.
Although it may seem like substances can help ease these symptoms, they affect your brain’s pleasure and reward systems and can worsen the effects of trauma and other mental illnesses.
Trauma and Addiction Treatment
Without the help of professionals, healing from trauma and addiction can be very difficult. If you have co-occurring disorders, turn to a program that offers both trauma and addiction treatment services.
Partial Care Trauma Treatment Program
For those who have just begun their recovery, the best place to begin is our partial care trauma therapy program. This intensive option allows you to delve into the cause of your trauma and discover what may be preventing you from healing.
At BlueCrest Recovery, our partial care trauma counseling program focuses on cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and holistic therapies like yoga and meditation.
We understand that dealing with addiction as well as trauma can make recovery more complex, which is why we also offer medication-assisted treatment with Vivitrol to help prevent cravings.
Our group therapy sessions, 12-step programs, and family counseling mean you never have to feel alone as you recover. Giving and receiving support in meetings and group sessions is a powerful part of feeling connected during your treatment.
Intensive Outpatient Trauma Therapy Program
When facing a dual diagnosis of trauma and addiction, it may be best to maintain a structured plan throughout your treatment and as you begin to get back to your life. That is possible to do with our intensive outpatient programs.
You can participate in day or evening sessions, allowing you to work and take care of your family while still benefiting from psychiatric care, group sessions, and much more.
Outpatient Trauma Treatment Program
After completing more structured trauma counseling program options, or if you are ready to start with a flexible treatment plan, you can turn to outpatient services. These give you more freedom and the chance to maintain your normal activities.
You will still have access to all of the care you need, including relapse prevention services, to help you maintain sobriety and mental stability.
Get Treatment for Trauma and Addiction at BlueCrest Recovery
You do not have to battle addiction and trauma on your own. BlueCrest Recovery offers the trauma counseling program options you need as well as treatment for addictions that may be worsening your mental health problems. Contact BlueCrest Recovery today by calling 888.292.9652.