The trauma therapy program at Granite Recovery is part of the co-occurring disorder treatment plan. Co-occurring disorders are common in people with substance abuse problems. Often, people will feel mental anguish that they are unable to cope with on their own, and they will use as a form of self-medication. This is common throughout the world and easily demonstrated by the fact that bars hold happy hours, a time when drinks are cheap just after work, meant as a way to unwind from a tough day.
What Can a Trauma Therapy Program Do For Me?
Trauma therapy is a type of addiction therapy program that can give you new ways to cope with the stress you continue to experience from past traumas. Trauma is often experienced in many ways by different people. The effects of trauma can last in the body and mind for a very long time, depending on how you can cope with it. The formation of memories, thoughts, and feelings is a complex process that is not fully understood. We do know that people are different: some people manage to let stress go easier than others and some don’t.
Whether you develop PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) due to a traumatic event could depend on something as simple as the color shirt you were wearing that day. Something that you could care less about today could be an Earth-shattering event for you tomorrow. Regardless of how this happens and how you deal with, it does not make you a bad person. You are doing the best that you can with the tools that you have been given.
PTSD can crop up in several ways and be due to many events recent and from the distant past. You may have PTSD without realizing it, from an event you completely forgot about. Trauma can result from:
- Sexual assault
- Child neglect
- Physical and/or sexual abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Psychological abuse
- Domestic violence
- War violence
- Community violence
- Medical trauma
- Traumatic loss
- Natural disasters
PTSD often shows up in patients as flashbacks, bothersome memories, nightmare, mood swings, depression, edginess, and avoidance of things that remind you of the event. It is not fully understood, but trauma from long ago may lead to an insufficient stress response leading people to use substances to unwind after work.
Rest assured, you are not crazy! The place that you have gotten yourself to is not impossible to get out of. Your next steps are to address the issues. Look for our dual diagnosis trauma therapy program in New Hampshire. Granite Recovery can help you to claim your mind and your life back for good!