The Benefits of Trauma Therapy
For many people, their attempts at breaking an addiction are unsuccessful because they are not effectively treating the root cause, and oftentimes, that root cause of addiction is trauma. When every aspect of addiction is treated, not just the obvious physical symptoms and dependence, the chance for success in recovery is much greater.
Some of the most significant benefits of trauma therapy are:
- Coming to understand your trauma and changing how you cope with it
- Overcoming shame, resentment, anger, guilt, and low self-worth
- Receiving acknowledgment that you have been through something and survived
- Learning new and healthy coping skills that will benefit all aspects of your life
- Having a chance to completely rebuild yourself from rock bottom back up
Getting to the root cause of your trauma and addiction struggles is difficult, ugly work. But it’s worthwhile, and it’s possible. All you have to do is reach out for help.
Uncovering the Roots of Your Trauma
Trauma-focused therapy works because it has the capacity to uncover, and attempt to make sense of, the traumatic experiences you have had and suffered from in the near or distant past. Some of the most common forms of trauma that people are exposed to on a too regular basis include:
- Physical abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Domestic violence
- Childhood neglect
- Death of a parent or child
- PTSD from military combat
- Tornados, hurricanes, or living through other acts of nature
- Surviving a car accident, train, or plane crash
You may find yourself completely overwhelmed and feeling alone when trying to cope with the issues arising from the traumatic experience that have adversely shaped your life. Trauma therapy ensures that you are not alone, that your trauma and the related emotional turmoil suffered are valid, and asserts that you can overcome a traumatic past to live a happier, healthier life.
Trauma does impact not only an individual’s mental state but also a person’s physical well-being too. People who regularly deal with intense trauma may experience some of the following issues:
- Neurological issues
- Abnormal sleep patterns
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Cardiovascular issues
- Muscular or skeletal pain
- Respiratory issues
Dual-Diagnosis for a Total Recovery
Sadly, because the trauma experienced can be too much to bear on a day-to-day basis, many people turn to drugs and alcohol to cope with the hurt, memories, and regret. This self-medicating may temporarily mask the mental and physical pain caused by the traumatic events of your past, but, in the long term, a substance use disorder may arise, and those addictive chemicals will only serve to dig you into a deeper hole.
It is essential, then, for you to find the professional help you need and deserve. A trauma-focused therapy program like the one offered by Greater Boston Addiction Center will examine the whole of your life experience to ascertain if any co-occurring disorders are causing you further mental, physical and emotional distress.
Trauma Therapy in Sober Living
Many people who suffered extreme trauma in the past are also dealing with substance abuse issues today. A good Boston sober living program will provide trauma-informed therapy for people who need it. Our focus is on creating personalized treatment plans designed to treat every inch of your illness. Our trauma therapy program is proven to address your whole self, teach you coping skills, help you overcome your trauma, and put you in a position to enjoy a rewarding and happy life.
Join us in the following Boston rehab programs that can help with addiction and co-occurring disorders:
- PTSD treatment
- Polysubstance abuse treatment
- Alcohol addiction treatment
- Prescription drug addiction treatment