People who have undergone severe trauma in their lives are often reluctant to seek treatment because they are afraid that revisiting a traumatic event will bring it back to life. In many cases, refusing to accept a victim mentality may allow people to lead productive lives. However, unhealed trauma will manifest itself in other destructive ways if the person is not given an opportunity to heal.
A trauma-informed approach acknowledges traumatic experiences and uses them to generate the best possible outcome. This will often involve creating a safe therapeutic environment that encourages honesty and autonomy, as well as teaching skills that people can use in their daily lives. In this way, the therapist becomes an ally in healing rather than an adversary in retraumatizing.
What is Trauma?
Trauma refers to a dangerous, violent, catastrophic, inappropriate, or deeply frightening event that the mind is not able to process. Furthermore, trauma affects a person’s thoughts, feelings, and behavior in significant ways.
Repressing a traumatic memory might feel like your only option, but locking it away and trying to ignore it will cause problems with self-esteem, relating to others, personal relationships, and general wellbeing.
The mental health treatment programs at Recovery Bay Center can help people overcome trauma in individual therapy sessions and process groups. Ignoring or repressing a traumatic event makes people more likely to suffer from mental health issues, substance use disorder, anger problems, and relationship issues. Helping people overcome trauma can assist in their recovery from the following mental health issues:
- Substance use disorder
- Extreme bouts of anger and sadness
- Mood disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Personality and mood disorders
Trauma-informed therapy at Recovery Bay Center may provide the relief you’ve been searching for. Our team of experienced clinicians has extensive experience helping people overcome many types of trauma in order to overcome mental illness and substance use disorder. Moreover, trauma-informed therapy care can help people learn to manage their emotions, improve relationships, and effectively solve problems.
Overcoming Childhood Trauma as an Adult
A person who has experienced real trauma may have buried the memory for years or even decades. Therefore, if you find yourself getting angry, anxious, or intoxicated during everyday situations, unhealed trauma may be the cause.
Clinicians sometimes refer to traumatic childhood events as adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). In fact, nearly 70% of children experience at least one ACE event during their youth, and around 40% of children experience two or more ACEs. In many cases, the number of ACEs a child is exposed to places them at higher risk of developing mental health issues later in life. The following are a few of the most common examples of childhood trauma:
- Witnessing parental violence
- Sexual abuse
- Death of a close family member
- Kidnapping or attempted kidnapping
- Physical abuse
- Physical neglect
- Emotional abuse
- Household mental illness
- Someone living in the home being incarcerated
- Witnessing other violence
- Emotional neglect
- Substance abuse in the home
- Death of a close family member
- Being removed from the home
Addiction Therapy Programs
Recovery Bay’s compassionate medical and holistic detox programs offer the ideal way to start treatment. After detox, our addiction therapy programs—including medication-assisted treatment—emphasize communication, self-esteem, anger management, and physical activity.
Dual Diagnosis Residential Treatment
Mental health issues and addiction are best conquered simultaneously. Moreover, our dual diagnosis treatment programs address substance use disorder alongside depression, anxiety, low self-image, sleep problems, and other mental health issues.
The residential treatment program at Recovery Bay Center is unlike anything you’ll find elsewhere. Specifically, we offer fitness and nutrition coaching, team sports, beach trips, and an unmatched team of clinicians, mentors, and therapists to help you overcome addiction and get back to living your best life.
Men’s Rehab Near Panama City Beach, Florida
If you are concerned that your husband, son, father, brother, or any other man in your family might be struggling with unresolved trauma, contact Recovery Bay Center to learn more about our remarkable trauma-informed therapy and substance use disorder programs. You can reach us 24 hours a day by calling 833.991.2955.