In addiction recovery, it is common to see an individual’s substance use disorder is related to some form of trauma. When you decide to begin your journey to recovery from substance abuse in addition to the pain of your past trauma, you allow yourself the opportunity to live a more fulfilling life that is no longer weighed down by the impact of the disease or past traumatization. Trauma and addiction treatment is available for you.
Here at Kingsway Recovery, we want to help you gain a happier life through healing from the adversities you’ve faced. During this journey, it is inevitable that you will encounter some discomfort or pain. This is a natural response to the process and your treatment team will support you throughout the entire journey.
Acknowledgment, acceptance, and moving on are the main goals in trauma recovery. Developing an understanding of the impact trauma has had on your addiction will allow you to take some of the control back. It will also enable you to gain more awareness of your emotions and recognize triggers in an effort to cope with them in a healthier way.
With growth, comes empowerment. By owning all parts of your story, you become more than a survivor—you become a thriver.
You become an individual who can face challenges once thought to be impossible! For that, we welcome you to this very important step in your healing process. We hope you find it to be a rewarding experience.
What We Cover in Trauma Treatment and Therapy
At Kingsway Recovery, treating trauma and addiction is part of our passion. When it comes to treating trauma and substance abuse, our team is dedicated to offering nothing but the best of care.
Our New Jersey facility offers comprehensive therapy and treatment for those who are dealing with the effects of trauma as they work through addiction rehabilitation. We understand that this process can be difficult and complicated. So, we strive to make sure our treatment programs address the unique and specific needs of our clients.
Topics we cover in treatment include:
- The link between Substance Use and Trauma
- Trauma Triggers
- Trauma: The Connection Between Mind, Body, and Spirit
- Trauma and Stress Responses
- Empowering the Survivor
- Challenging Negative Thought Patterns
- Emotional Regulation and Expression
- Letting Go and Moving On from Trauma
- Challenging Stigmas and Perceptions of Survivors
- Forgiveness in the Healing Process
- Feeling Grateful for Surviving
- The Impact Pain has on Developing Connections and Mending Relationships
- Safety Planning
- Redefining My Survival Story
- Stages of Healing
- Types of Abuse
- Victim, Survivor, and Thriver Mentality
Understanding the Possible Causes of Trauma
It is necessary to know about the causes of trauma in order to provide the proper treatment for trauma. Those who are suffering from the effects of trauma have unique and individual experiences. No one individual’s experience is the same as anyone else’s. While this truth is absolutely recognized by our team here at Kingsway Recovery, we are also aware of the fact that, generally speaking, there are some specific factors that can lead to traumatic effects.
Some of the possible causes of trauma might include the following:
- War zone
- Sexual assault
- Severe injury
- Severe illness
- Natural disasters
- Domestic violence
- Being involved in a car accident
- The death of a friend or loved one
- Witnessing a violent act or event
- Witnessing the death of a human or animal
Some of these events may prove to be extremely traumatic for the individuals who experience them. Unfortunately, however, the effects of trauma do not always appear right away. Instead, they may lay dormant or undetectable until their presence eventually becomes evident in the negative behaviors, actions, and thoughts of those who suffer from trauma.
In some situations, these negative effects of trauma can show themselves in the form of substance abuse. Alcoholism, prescription drug misuse, or illicit drug use may sometimes seem as though they are problems on their own. But, often enough, these substance use disorders are the results of deeply-rooted reactions to traumatic experiences. This is why professional assistance is so necessary for treatment.
How Trauma and Addiction Co-Occur
Often, those who endure traumatic experiences find that the effects of these events impact their lives in many different ways. For some, trauma impacts their relationships and prevents them from becoming emotionally close to others. For others, trauma causes the development of anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges. Many individuals also develop a dependence on alcohol and/or drugs as a result of trauma.
Traumatic experiences can cause symptoms and issues that may remain unrecognizable or undetectable for a time. But, after a while, these symptoms may become more evident, leading to more challenges in the lives of those who suffer from trauma.
Some of the signs and symptoms of trauma might include the following:
- Intrusive thoughts
- Memory problems
- Emotional numbness
- Difficulty concentrating
- Moodiness/Mood swings
- Nightmares, insomnia, and other sleep problems
Unfortunately, as these symptoms grow more intense, many individuals may seek unhealthy ways to cope. They may turn to alcohol use. Or, they may use illicit drugs. Some may even become dependent on and addicted to the prescription medication they’re using to treat their symptoms.
The Importance of Trauma and Addiction Treatment
When it comes to dealing with the effects of trauma and substance use disorder, professional treatment is often a necessity. If you are living with trauma and addiction, it’s important to speak with specialists who understand what you’re experiencing. With the help of a professional team, you can develop the skills necessary to manage the symptoms of trauma and overcome addiction in your life.
Here at Kingsway Recovery, we recognize the need for addiction treatment that addresses trauma. It is, sadly, common to see trauma as a cause of addiction. Fortunately, our staff is aware of this and we have the knowledge and compassion to help! Our trauma and addiction treatment program is here to get you through your recovery process.
Find Hope at Kingsway Recovery Today
There is no need to search any longer for a New Jersey addiction rehab facility that can help you deal with trauma. We offer the help, hope, and support you need right here at Kingsway Recovery! Learn more about how we can assist you in your recovery. Just give us a call and begin your journey to a healthier life. Trauma and addiction recovery is possible. We’re making it accessible for you here at our facility. Let us help you today.