Recovery from alcohol or drug addiction can be tricky, especially after experiencing trauma. Many people would think of war veterans or survivors of natural disasters as the only people who have experienced real trauma. Learning more about trauma and how it may have affected you or your loved ones can be crucial in achieving long-term recovery. A trauma therapy program can provide crucial support for those in recovery from addiction. Find out about Sunstone Recovery in Bend, OR, and what our team can do to help you heal from trauma and addiction. Reach out online or at 855.833.9199.
The Importance of Healing from Trauma
Trauma is defined by the strong emotional response someone feels after experiencing great loss, betrayal, assault, an accident, or natural disaster. Because trauma symptoms are not always visible to people from the outside, they can go unaddressed for years or even decades.
This can lead to people “self-medicating” with drugs or alcohol. Getting proper treatment for trauma can lay a strong foundation for long-term addiction recovery. But if trauma goes unaddressed, people can go years experiencing worsening symptoms, including:
- Severe low moods and depression
- Feelings of isolation and numbness
- Insomnia and chronic feelings of fatigue
- Sleep disturbances and nightmares
- Executive dysfunction
- Obsessive thought spirals
- Decreased impulse control
Because these symptoms can affect one’s body, mind, and relationships, holistic care can provide a fully-supported recovery. When people go into rehab for alcohol or drug abuse, they often don’t feel they can relate with others due to their past or present condition. When you participate in trauma therapy, you can move through these fears in a safe environment towards a healthier future.
Treat Co-Occurring Disorders at Sunstone Recovery
Trauma can trigger mental health problems of all types, and substance abuse is just one way people might deal with trauma. When a mental health diagnosis is co-occurring with addiction, a dual diagnosis treatment program may be the most effective. Our team at Sunstone Recovery can help individuals identify their mental health concerns while at the same time treating their substance use disorder.
Dual diagnosis treatment at Sunstone Recovery can help clients who are battling addiction that is co-occurring with:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Mood disorders
While treatment is not always easy, our team at Sunstone Recovery is here to tailor treatment plans and therapies to your needs. Healing from trauma can take a lifetime, but our team can teach you tools and skills that help you move forward with confidence. We have specialized care for young adults, college students, and elderly clients.
Those who complete a rehab program with Sunstone Recovery are included in our alumni program and encouraged to stay connected with our team and their sober community. Our team is committed to providing a safety net you can rely on for years. If you or someone you care about are dealing with the symptoms of addiction or trauma, you can rest assured that Sunstone Recovery has specialists you can talk to.
Let Sunstone Recovery Help You Write the Next Chapter of Your Life
When something traumatic has happened, it can be difficult to envision life-improving and not having to fear the same things happening again. At Sunstone Recovery, you can rely on our team to help you determine for yourself what you want your future to look like. We want to help you beat addiction once and for all, so you don’t have to stay “stuck.” As you decide what happens next in your life, our team will be here to cheer you on through every challenge. Find out more about our comprehensive services today online or call 855.833.9199.