Co-treating Addiction and Trauma Disorders
Trauma and PTS are often described as feeling disconnected from others and experiencing constant dread, paranoia and a sense of distrust. Many believe they are alone in their pain. In reality, the majority of people have experienced some form of a traumatic event and continue to live with its legacy.
What is Trauma?
Trauma is a person’s response to an overwhelming event or incident, commonly resulting in physical, emotional, spiritual or psychological damage. The long-term effects of trauma can destabilise a person’s emotions, as well as their mental well-being.
Trauma is common throughout the world and can happen to anyone. Even with the prevalence of this issue, many people live with trauma without realising they need help.
Severe symptoms of trauma can be difficult to identify without knowing what to look for, and knowing the signs helps to highlight the need for professional assistance. But at what point does trauma call for professional attention?
What Happens if You Allow Trauma to Go Undiagnosed?
Trauma can progress into psychological disorders when left untreated. These disorders include:
- Dissociative disorders
- Substance abuse problems
Since these symptoms become worse over time, it’s crucial to get trauma treatment as soon as possible. The right team of professionals will provide essential coping tools to get trauma and its symptoms under control, transforming the seemingly unmanageable into something you can handle.
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What is Post Traumatic Stress?
Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) is a specific type of anxiety disorder that can result from experiencing trauma. The trauma can be an event that is life-threatening such as war, a car crash, a natural disaster, or an assault of some type. Or it can be an event that threatens the person’s sense of physical, sexual, or psychological wholeness such as sexual abuse, infidelity, or physical abuse and includes childhood and adult relational trauma. Not everyone who experiences these types of traumas develops PTS.
PTS that is undiagnosed and untreated can leave individuals more susceptible to addictions, mood disorders such as depression, and difficulties with their relationships.
If you are or you know someone who has experienced trauma or is struggling with Trauma and PTS, it’s essential to offer them support and encourage them to seek professional help. Remind them that it’s okay to ask for help and that they don’t have to suffer alone. With the right treatment and support, individuals can learn to manage their symptoms and move forward with their lives. Your encouragement and support could make all the difference in their journey toward healing and recovery.
How Do You Know When Trauma is a Problem?
Trauma is the body’s natural response to potentially life-threatening events or incidents. However, in some cases, it can become a severe issue. Trauma can impact a person’s life to a crippling point, and knowing what to look for is essential for the healing process to begin.
Sometimes, it’s difficult to tell if your trauma is impacting your life. However, other times, the signs are more clear. Trauma can also manifest physically, resulting in the following symptoms:
- Altered sleep patterns
- Changes in appetite
- Gastrointestinal issues
The Cabin Chiang Mai Your Best Option for Co-treating Addiction and Trauma
Our programme includes evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), and mindfulness-based interventions. Our approach recognises that addiction and trauma are often intertwined and we work to help clients address the underlying issues that may be contributing to their addiction.
At The Cabin Chiang Mai, we understand that every individual’s experience of addiction and trauma is unique, which is why we offer tailored treatment plans to meet each client’s specific needs. Our team works closely with clients to develop a personalised plan that takes into account their history, experiences, and goals.
We believe that by addressing both addiction and trauma, clients have a higher chance of achieving lasting recovery and a better quality of life. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction and trauma, reach out to The Cabin for help and support.
The sooner you get the professional help you need, the sooner you will be able to return to a healthy, ‘normal’ life.
Co-treating Addiction and Trauma Disorders
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