When someone struggles to get through a traumatic event, turning to drugs or alcohol to help them deal with the trauma frequently leads to addiction when the trauma is too significant to deal with alone. A trauma treatment center can help by focusing on the traumatic event through individual and group therapy. In addition, addiction treatment programs help them build healthy coping skills and make their substance of choice no longer necessary.
At Sophros Recovery, our trauma treatment center in Jacksonville, FL can help you or a family member move past the trauma. For more information about how you can move past the trauma to live the life you want and deserve, call 904.760.4295 today and speak with one of our caring support staff.
What Is Trauma Therapy?
Addiction-related trauma can come from anything, from emotional or physical abuse as a child, sexual assault, abuse from a spouse, natural disaster, accidents, and more. Trauma is any event that has a significant effect on the individual that causes them to go into a state of shock.
Many times victims of accidents cannot recall what they did right after the accident. They are running on autopilot and can have entire conversations that they cannot recall after they recover. Short-term memory loss is common after a traumatic event. Long-term symptoms can include unpredictable emotions, headaches, nausea, or upsetting flashbacks.
Trauma therapy helps you get over the emotional strain that traumatic events put on you through behavioral therapy such as:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
More than half of the individuals who struggle with addiction have some traumatic event in their past. Before they can focus on dealing with the emotional stress the trauma is causing, they must get over their addiction. When withdrawal symptoms or their cravings are too strong to control on their own, medication-assisted therapy may help allow them to move on with their therapy.
Are you struggling with a past or recent traumatic event and need help? If so, Sophros Recovery can help you at our flexible outpatient trauma treatment center in Jacksonville, FL. We will not only focus on the trauma but the whole person with our four-prong approach to your trauma-related addiction recovery.
What to Look For in a Trauma Treatment Center Program
Because trauma affects everyone differently, the right trauma treatment center will have a wide range of programs that work on addiction’s behavioral and physical aspects. A well-rounded treatment program may include:
- Behavioral therapy
- Individual and group therapy
- Family counseling
- Wellness and mindfulness therapy
- Medication-assisted therapy
- 12-step and non-12-step related programs
- Aftercare and alumni programs
By focusing on the physical and emotional side of your addiction, you can stop your cravings. Furthermore, you can learn healthy coping skills to deal with the emotional strain of the trauma. A traumatic event can have lasting effects that may not be noticeable right away. And if you ignore these feelings, they will only get worse.
A trauma treatment center with trauma-related addiction treatment programs and behavioral therapy programs will help you confront your feelings and deal with them in a safe and sober environment.
Seek Treatment at Sophros Recovery
At Sophros Recovery, we take a four-prong approach to your trauma-related addiction recovery that focuses on the whole person. Our programs are flexible to work around your busy schedule. In addition, you will have access to our alumni community to help with your recovery whenever you need it. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction due to a recent or past trauma, call 904.760.4295 today to learn more about our trauma treatment center and how we can help you with your addiction recovery.