Trauma-Informed Care For Addiction & Mental Health Conditions
Heal From The Past and Present While Building A New Future
The Impact of Trauma Does Not Have To Define You Or Your Journey
Experiencing trauma can be devastating and can even completely change the trajectory of one’s life. It’s well documented that trauma exposure leaves individuals drastically more vulnerable to substance-abuse disorder than those without it.
In fact, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that 2/3 of individuals facing addiction have been through traumatic events like sexual abuse, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and toxic stress.
We believe it’s important for recovery centers to be well-versed in evidence-based,trauma-informed care and interventions in order to treat the whole patient without re-traumatization. A deeper understanding of trauma and its effects is essential to successful treatment and true healing for addiction or mental health conditions,
What Is Trauma-Informed Addiction Treatment or Trauma-Informed Care?
What Does Trauma-Informed Addiction Treatment Look Like At Absolute Awakenings?
Understanding the prevalence of trauma and our client’s history to take a trauma-informed approach is of utmost importance at Absolute Awakenings. As a trauma-informed addiction treatment center, we are deeply committed to fostering an environment that is respectful of cultural, historical, and gender-related issues.
Every client is thoroughly screened by health care providers to identify the experience of trauma and circumstances in their past or present life and the ongoing effects these events have on their substance use and behavioral health. We offer evidence-based, trauma-specific treatment options that address their individual symptoms, whether related to adverse childhood experiences, adult-onset trauma, toxic stress, grief and loss, institutionalization, frustration tolerance, and managing cravings and chronic relapse due to co-occurring issues.
We integrate daily mindfulness and meditation groups into treatment plans for all our clients to help improve their ability to cope with anxiety, manage triggers, and achieve emotional safety. Mindfulness and distress tolerance is key to overcoming the long-term effects of trauma, and making a recovery from drug addiction more successful.
At Absolute Awakenings, we model the SAMHSA definition of a trauma-informed approach which “realizes the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery; recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, family, staff, and others involved with the system; and responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices, and seeks to actively resist re-traumatization.”
How Does Trauma-Informed Addiction Treatment Help Clients?
Trauma-Informed Care For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Trauma-Informed Care For Grief and Loss
Trauma Informed Care For Substance Use Disorder
Trauma-Informed Care For Sexual Abuse
Trauma-Informed Care For Physical Abuse
Trauma-Informed Care For Trauma Related To Natural Disasters
Trauma-Informed Addiction Treatment FAQs
The six key principles of trauma-informed care and addiction treatment include:
— Trustworthiness & transparency
— Peer support
— Collaboration & mutuality
— Empowerment & choice
— Cultural, historical, & gender issues
Recover Safely. Recovery Well. With Trauma-Informed Care At Absolute Awakenings.
You don’t always get to choose your circumstances, and some mental wounds are hard to overcome. The impacts of trauma and substance abuse are deeply intertwined. But with trauma-informed care and interventions from Absolute Awakenings, freedom is possible through healing.