Substance abuse frequently goes hand-in-hand with past trauma. In fact, about half of people who suffer trauma eventually abuse drugs or alcohol. The same is also true of people suffering addiction, with about half of those having lived through traumatic events. So to fully recover from substance abuse and build a new life in sobriety, you need help from True Life Center’s trauma therapy program.

Outpatient Trauma Treatment Center

Traumatic experiences have the power to trap the mind, body, and spirit in survival mode. They threaten your physical and emotional well-being, as well as your capacity to engage with life properly. Trauma, like all mental health conditions, is stored in the body on a cellular level. Above all, it causes the nervous system to operate in a constant state of hyper-arousal and hypo-arousal.

It’s important to understand that trauma is defined not by the event itself but by your individual experience of the event. Exposure to trauma significantly disrupts gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, immunological, reproductive, and neuroendocrine functioning. Furthermore, you may experience a broad range of effects. These can be mildly distressing or life disturbing, and include symptoms from irritability and insomnia, to lack of focus and poor digestion.

The definition of trauma varies from person to person, just as how it affects us varies individually. But one thing millions of people have in common is the effects of trauma, usually in the aftermath of natural disasters, childhood abuse, crime victimization, sexual abuse, military combat, or accidental injury. However, if you’ve experienced trauma, the symptoms of your experience can cause many problems in your daily life.

Some effects of trauma include:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Fears and phobias
  • High blood pressure
  • Anger and aggression
  • Nightmares and sleeplessness
  • Mood swings
  • Flashbacks and memory problems

True Life Center’s Approach to Healing Trauma

Our evidence-based treatment approach to a trauma therapy program, neurobiological integration (NBI), addresses trauma by re-calibrating the stress response in both mind and body, which calms the whole system. This component of our intensive outpatient treatment program is tailored to meet your unique needs, and it is designed to reframe your cognitive and behavioral responses, regulate your nervous system, and restore balance to your brain chemistry.

Reframe Your Cognitive and Behavioral Responses

Individual, couples, and group therapy options empower you to move out of crisis, experience therapeutic processing, undergo cognitive restructuring, and develop tools for emotional regulation and resilience. Trauma-specific modalities include:

  • Eye movement desensitization
  • Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Neurofeedback

Regulate Your Nervous System

Through one-on-one mindfulness, yoga, nutrition, fitness, and bodywork sessions, our integrative practitioners work with you to calm the limbic system, rewire your stress response, alleviate physical symptoms and establish restorative self-care practices.

Restore Balance to Your Brain Chemistry

Our highly-skilled psychiatrists are interested in getting to understand your individual circumstances through evaluation, assessment, and regular in-person meetings. With knowledge of your unique neurochemical makeup in mind, our trained psychiatric team works with you to discuss whether medication would help you meet your treatment goals.

Trauma Recovery at True Life Center

At True Life Center, you gain the evidence-based trauma treatment you need while building a strong recovery from addiction. This form of dual diagnosis treatment provides all of the therapies, support, and education you need to understand your history of trauma. It also teaches you how to use healthy coping skills in order to resist engaging in substance abuse. If you or someone you know has been struggling to recover from these issues with trauma, you need professional help. Your life and your overall health can greatly improve through a trauma therapy program at True Life Center. Contact us at 855.909.9281 today to enroll.