At Buckeye Recovery, we understand that addiction is often rooted in trauma. That’s why we prioritize trauma informed therapy as a vital component of our addiction treatment programs. In this article, we will explore the importance of trauma informed therapy in addiction treatment and how it can help individuals on their path to healing and recovery.
Trauma refers to distressing or deeply disturbing events that can leave lasting emotional and psychological scars. It can result from various experiences, such as physical or sexual abuse, neglect, witnessing violence, or living through a natural disaster. Traumatic events can overwhelm an individual’s ability to cope, leading to long-lasting effects on their mental health.
Trauma and addiction often go hand in hand. Individuals who have experienced trauma may turn to substances as a way to self-medicate and numb their emotional pain. Substance abuse temporarily masks the symptoms of trauma, providing a false sense of relief. However, this coping mechanism ultimately perpetuates the cycle of addiction and prevents true healing from taking place.
Trauma informed therapy is an approach that recognizes the prevalence and impact of trauma on individuals seeking addiction treatment. It aims to create a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore and address the underlying trauma that contributes to their addiction.
Trauma informed therapy delves into the underlying causes of addiction by addressing the trauma that may have triggered or exacerbated it. By targeting the root causes, individuals have a better chance of achieving lasting recovery.
By addressing trauma and addiction concurrently, individuals experience improved mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Trauma-informed therapy promotes holistic healing and provides tools to navigate life’s challenges without resorting to substances.
At Buckeye Recovery, we recognize that addressing trauma is paramount to effective addiction treatment. Trauma-informed therapy offers a compassionate and comprehensive approach that guides individuals toward healing, recovery, and a brighter future. If you or a loved one are seeking addiction treatment, reach out to us today to begin your journey of transformation.
Kelsey carries multiple years of experience working in the substance abuse and mental health treatment field. Her passion for this field comes from her personally knowing recovery from addiction.
Prior to Buckeye she held titles of Recovery Coach, Operations Director, and Admissions Director. Kelsey was brought on at Buckeye Recovery as the Director of Business Development. She has a passion for ensuring every individual gets the help that they need, and does so by developing relationships with other providers.
Kelsey also oversees our women’s sober living environments – The Chadwick House for Women. She is committed to creating a safe, nurturing, and conducive environment for all women that walk through the doors of Chadwick.