Trauma Therapy in Addiction Treatment at Casa Capri Recovery
Healing the Wounds that Have Kept You Stuck
Trauma therapy treats unhealed emotional turmoil that often causes young women to self-medicate and develop an addiction as a coping mechanism. Addiction itself creates environments and situations in which new trauma can occur. It’s safe to say that if you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, you’re also dealing with trauma. At Casa Capri Recovery’s women’s only alcohol and drug rehab centers, our expert team of doctors, therapists and counselors are well informed on both diagnosing and treating the sensitive and complex issues of trauma.
Our holistic substance abuse treatment program—made up of both traditional addiction treatment methods and new innovative addiction treatment methods,—is designed to treat and heal not just substance abuse disorder, but also the deeper core issues, wounds, and traumas that go hand in hand with addiction. Once you’ve healing the source of your pain, you’ll find the happiness, purpose and long-term recovery you deserve. Trauma can make you feel as if you’ve got a hole in your soul. At Casa Capri we’ll fill that hole with love and help you heal wholeheartedly. To begin your journey, call us now at 855-816-8826.
Stop Surviving and Start Truly Thriving
Casa Capri’s dually accredited addiction treatment programs are individually tailored to address your needs, situation, and values. Our distinctive array of trauma therapy treatment modalities including CBT, equine therapy, sound healing, ropes course, meditation, and yoga. We’ve created a truly unique, safe and nurturing environment that supports young women as they heal their hearts. Within our warm and welcoming, all-female community, you’ll be loved until you can love yourself, and then loved some more. If you’ve been living life just barely surviving, we’ll give you the tools and care to help you start truly thriving.
Trauma Therapy for Women
It’s often discovered during trauma therapy that women start abusing certain substances when they have a history of trauma. They often use drugs, alcohol, and other addictive substances as a coping mechanism to help them get through past experiences. In fact, the National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that 80% of women seeking treatment for drug-related issues have a history of violent abuse (sexual and physical).
A lot of the women who have suffered through extreme stressful or disturbing events develop feelings of helplessness. The lack of control is a definitive factor that can lead women towards substance abuse, especially if they do not have any external support or coping mechanisms.
In most cases, women seek treatment for their addiction but never truly forget the impact of their traumatic event. That may affect their path to recovery, as understanding the extent and effects in trauma therapy are critical for their full rehabilitation.
What Is Trauma?
The American Psychological Association defines trauma as an emotional response to a terrible event, such as rape, violent crime, natural disaster, and so on. These distressing events can affect a person at an emotional, psychological, or even physical level. A lot of these victims manage to recover from these incidents with time, and through support from their families and loved ones.
Unfortunately, in many cases trauma can prove to have lasting effects on the victims, requiring them to seek professional help.
Possible causes of trauma include:
- Singular events of great impact (injuries, accidents, violent attacks);
- Ongoing stressful events (an abusive relationship, a life-threatening illness);
- Other causes (the death of someone close, a significant life change, surgery, etc.).
- Environment-related event (living in a high-risk neighborhood);
When Does Trauma Require Treatment?
A traumatic event does not always unleash long-term side effects. Many people can cope with the negative experience by relying on those close to them (friends or family) and without having to seek professional help. However, in some cases, trauma can cause a series of physical or psychological symptoms:
- Insomnia or night terrors
- Heart palpitations
- Muscle cramps
- Substance abuse
These symptoms make it difficult for the victims to recover on their own. Women who start to abuse drugs or alcohol as a result of an incident need the assistance of recovery centers to detox first and then work on overcoming their traumas.
Who Is Qualified to Conduct Trauma Therapy?
A lot of the women that have gone through traumatic events will need the help of a trauma therapist (or counselor). They are mental health professionals specifically trained to help patients with traumatic experiences, be them of physical, emotional, or psychological nature.
These professionals will help the patient’s address, accept, and overcome a traumatic event. Detox centers that offer treatment to women with substance abuse also integrate additional therapies into their programs to help those suffering from traumatic events.
Patients start their trauma therapy sessions with a therapist while also going through the detoxification process. Once the substance is out of the bloodstream, the counselor will assess for how long the trauma therapy needs to continue.
How to Address a Co-Occurring Drug Abuse Problem?
A co-occurring condition (also known as dual diagnosis) means that the patient suffers from a substance abuse disorder (drugs or alcohol) and a mental disorder (caused by a traumatic event) at the same time.
In the case of victims, the mental disorder is an effect of trauma and the starting point of the addiction. For patients with these diagnosis, it is recommended to proceed with an integrated treatment.
This program offers all the necessary resources for a patient to recover (medical, therapeutic, and spiritual/emotional). According to a study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information on the effect of integrated treatment for women suffering from substance abuse and PTSD, women who seek this treatment show significant reductions in symptoms and manage to recover from their illness fully.
Recovering from trauma and substance abuse can be a long and strenuous road. The psychological side-effects alone can cause long-term damage if they are left untreated.
Women diagnosed with a co-occurring diagnosis have a better chance at a full recovery if they are willing to participate in a specialized program. Detox centers not only help patients get rid of the drug from their bodies, but also provide the means for a spiritual and emotional healing.
Whatever you’ve been through, our team is here for you with open arms 24 hours a day. Please pick up the phone and give us a call now at 855-816-8826. We look forward to speaking and healing with you.
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