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It is estimated that 60% of men and 50% of women will experience at least one trauma in their lives. Despite this, little is spoken about trauma and its effects. Trauma can have a profound and long-lasting impact on an individual, yet many people suffer in silence.
This blog aims to raise awareness about the prevalence of trauma and its effects. It also provides information on the various types of treatment that are available. By increasing our understanding of trauma, we can begin to break the stigma and start helping those who have been affected.
At Solace Treatment Center, we are uniquely qualified to treat people with trauma. We offer treatment services for both mental health conditions as well as substance use disorders. We provide an individualized treatment plan in order to give the best treatment.
Trauma is a deeply distressing and/or disturbing experience. It is an emotional shock following a stressful event or a physical injury, which may be leading to long-term effects. Treating trauma is a difficult and complicated process. It is important to understand the different types of trauma and how they can impact an individual before beginning treatment.
There are four different types of trauma: Acute, Chronic, Complex and Developmental.
This is typically defined as a single event that is experienced as shocking and overwhelming. This can include events such as car accidents, natural disasters, or acts of violence
This refers to exposure to multiple traumatic events over time. This can include ongoing exposure to domestic violence, combat, or child abuse.
This occurs when an individual experiences both chronic and acute trauma. This can include exposure to multiple forms of trauma, such as chronic abuse as well as a natural disaster.
This form of trauma occurs when an individual experiences multiple or prolonged traumas during development. This can include exposure to abuse, neglect, or household dysfunction during childhood.
Tramatic Events can Include :
Symptoms of trauma can include:
At Solace Treatment Center, our focus is on treating the patient with a whole-body approach. An outpatient program involves spending the day at the center and staying off site at night. Treatment begins with an assessment to discover individual needs and mental health issues that may be present in addition to prescription drug addiction. Fortunately, there are treatments available that can help people who have experienced trauma to heal and resume healthy, productive lives. Four interventions are particularly effective in helping people to recover from trauma
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that can be used to treat trauma. CBT focuses on the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It helps people to identify and change unhelpful thinking and behaviors that may be contributing to their distress. CBT is an effective trauma treatment, helping people to reduce their symptoms and improve their functioning.
Prolonged exposure is a specific type of cognitive behavioral therapy that teaches individuals to gradually approach trauma-related memories, feelings and situations. Through this process, people will learn that these memories and cues are not dangerous, and will no longer need to be avoided. This gradual exposure to trauma-related memories and feelings can help decrease symptoms of PTSD.
CT aims to change the negative evaluations and memories of trauma, in order to interrupt disruptive behavioral and thought patterns that are negatively impacting daily life. Cognitive therapy for PTSD is derived from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). The cognitive model suggests that a person will develop PTSD if they process a traumatic event in a way that leads to a feeling of present and severe threat. This can happen because of negative evaluations of the trauma or its aftermath, or because of a disturbance in one’s memory of the trauma. The person then experiences aspects of the trauma in an uncontrolled fashion, which leads to unhelpful coping responses.
To get the best results from treatment, dual diagnosis patients should be treated for both of their disorders at the same time. A program that screens for both substance use disorders and mental health disorders use what is called an integrated treatment approach.
Integrated treatment programs focus on individualized care in order to treat each specific disorder. This program teaches people who struggle with co-occurring disorders to maintain sobriety and reduce their mental health symptoms at the same time. Therapy along with medication management when appropriate helps to treat dual diagnosis.
At Solace Treatment in Whittier, California, we use these treatment modalities:
Solace Treatment Center is an outpatient program that can help people with dual diagnosis. We understand that each individual will have different needs and are prepared to come up with a customized treatment plan.
At Solace Treatment, we treat a wide range of mental health and substance use disorders. In addition to treating substance use disorder, we are also equipped to treat these mental health disorders:
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction and mental health disorders, please contact our team to find the treatment that best fits your needs.