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?

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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!

What To Expect At The Granite Recovery Trauma Therapy Program

The trauma treatment program at Granite Recovery is a program that is led by a team of licensed clinicians. You will work one on one and in groups to identify at work through your traumatic experiences. Our residential addiction treatment programs in New Hampshire offer you the time and the space to be able to learn about yourself with techniques like cognitive behavioral therapy.

CBT is a great way to start to work on your distorted thinking patterns. In cases of trauma, especially traumas from the distant past, thinking can become distorted over time and cause the patient to have a warped sense of what the world is and should be like. That is OK; you are looking for help and working to turn things around. Distorted thinking can lead to additional stress on the patient over time and also cause them to want to alleviate stress by using.

Here are some of the trauma therapy methods used at Granite Recovery:

  1. Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Talking about and examining thoughts and associations with the trauma, to learn how to process them more positively to provoke healthier coping behaviors
  2. Psycho-Dynamic Therapy – This is a method of free talk where the patient relays their thoughts about the traumatic event, and the therapist assesses and organizes the ideas in a way that helps to resolve negative feelings and behaviors associated with the trauma
  3. Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) – EMDR therapy can be therapeutic in reprocessing trauma and desensitizing the intense and negative responses associated with painful memories

Contacting Granite Recovery Centers

If you’re ready to change your life, please Granite Recovery Centers today at 855.712.7784. We guide real people down the path to real recovery from trauma and substance abuse.