In the United States, 61% of men and 51% of women report exposure to at least one lifetime traumatic event, and 90% of clients in public behavioral health care settings have experienced trauma. These experiences can be overwhelming and lead to substance abuse in many people’s lives.
Trauma Therapy Program Benefits
When you enter one of our Addiction Treatment Programs, you will learn how to develop positive reactions to past trauma. With proper therapy, you can learn new ways to cope with these experiences through training and counseling. Therefore, when you return home, you won’t feel the need to abuse drugs or alcohol when the trauma arises.
Our Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) clinicians use experiential techniques to engage clients in dual attention: having clients focus on a negative mental image, belief, feeling, or bodily sensation associated with trauma while also attending to some sort of additional stimulus. The additional stimulus is provided by the therapist or the participant is taught to create one. The purpose of our Trauma Therapy Program is to establish a neutral experience so that the trauma can be experienced with less distress and successfully reprocessed.
However, an effective treatment program for patients who have experienced trauma also involves a combination of other therapies for successful recovery. Just treating the trauma, and not the addiction, isn’t going to provide a full recovery. As a result, you are more likely to relapse if the addiction isn’t receiving proper treatment.
For example, our therapies include:
A combination of therapies will be in place to ensure your safety, comfort, addiction education, and success in rehab. Furthermore, you will learn coping skills and relapse prevention techniques.
Visit Beacon House Today
Visit Beacon House today and learn more about our trauma services. This is the time to take back control of your life without the constant devastation of addiction. You can create an exciting, sober lifestyle through the effective treatment at Beacon House.
Our staff has the training, experience, and passion to guide you to overall wellness and sobriety. With our addiction treatment programs, you will learn how to handle these past experiences in a new, productive way. For more information, contact Beacon House at 831.372.4366.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)