man smiling in the sun after a trauma therapy program sessionMany people have experienced traumatic events in their past. They’ve seen or experienced pain, heartbreak, intense violence, or abandonment. When you’re faced with these types of events, it changes your brain and its reaction to everyday life. At Wellness Counseling and Residential Detox, we offer a trauma therapy program aimed to help you move beyond that pain.

What Is a Trauma Therapy Program?

A variety of components make up a trauma therapy program. For people with drug and alcohol addiction, trauma therapy may not seem like a good fit. Yet, many people with addiction started using it as a way to mask or manage the trauma they’ve experienced. Even without prior trauma, drug or alcohol abuse causes traumatic events and experiences. This trauma also needs to be addressed for a full recovery.

The goal for this type of therapy is not to relive the experiences you’ve had, but to change the way your brain sees them, helping you to let go of the coping mechanisms you’ve used to manage it all of this time.

When Is Trauma Therapy Necessary?

Our trauma therapy program is used when a person has experienced some type of event that created a lasting change in their brain. During a moment of trauma, the brain reacts by releasing hormones that allow it to get the body ready to react in the right manner. This is often called the fight, flight, or freeze mechanism. This experience is meant to last moments. In some instances of trauma, though, it creates a lasting change in the brain’s chemistry. This can cause you to relive that moment time and time again at various degrees.

With the help of a comprehensive trauma therapy program, you can overcome that link. What’s important to realize is the traumatic event for you is different from others. There’s no trauma that is worse than others either. Some of the types of trauma benefiting from this type of care include:

  • Loss of a child
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Sexual abuse
  • Natural disasters
  • Intense violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Accidents
  • Divorce
  • Robberies
  • Death of a loved one

These are just a few examples. When you’re faced with trauma, it’s critical to seek help from a professional. If you don’t do so, you may end up with an unhealthy way of dealing with it, such as abusing drugs and alcohol.

A Component of Your Treatment Plan

A trauma therapy program is a component of the drug and alcohol treatment you’ll receive at Wellness Counseling and Residential Detox. It can work alongside other therapy programs, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, EMDR therapy programs, and dialectical behavior therapy, to help you to move beyond the pain and towards recovery.

We often recommend this type of treatment after providing a full assessment and understanding what you’re facing moving forward. Not everyone who has an addiction has trauma. Yet, it is important to explore this type of help when you are facing the impacts of addiction. Allow our team to work closely with you throughout this healing process.

Move Beyond the Pain with Help at Wellness Counseling and Residential Detox

Our trauma therapy program is one of the many treatment plans and tools we offer at Wellness Counseling and Residential Detox. Addiction treatment services in Stuart, FL include:

Many people struggle with pain and fear of the past. Let us help you on your way forward. Contact us to speak with our compassionate counselors by calling 772.773.1336 to gain the clarity and support you need.