Is Trauma the Same as PTSD?
Trauma is different from PTSD and can impact individuals in ways that are completely unrelated to PTSD. PTSD is a mental health disorder that can develop from traumatic events. Trauma can stem from various traumatic events, both singular and recurring, intentional and unintentional.
Some common traumatic events can include:
Grief and loss:
Because individuals process harmful experiences differently, there is no single “type” of trauma that is worse or more damaging. Each patient’s traumatic experience is treated with great care, targeted therapy, clinical support and a holistic approach.
Symptoms of Substance Abuse
Identifying substance abuse often requires an objective look at the patient’s various habits and opinions. Just like PTSD, the symptoms of addiction and substance abuse vary in each individual; however, there are several warning signs, including:
- Losing interest in hobbies and activities.
- Failing to meet work or family commitments.
- Gaining or losing weight.
- Feeling the need to drink or use drugs to be accepted, liked, or loved.
- Hiding habits and being secretive.
- Engaging in risky behavior such as driving under the influence.
- Losing contact with family and friends, increasingly isolated.
- Legal difficulties.
Beachway’s Holistic Approach
We offer a well-rounded program with a variety of services. Trauma therapy utilizes experiential therapies to encourage patients to participate fully and engage in the treatment process. Therapies can include inner-child work, psychodrama, process therapy, talk therapy and meditation. Individuals participating in trauma-informed care can expect to meet with a group throughout the week. Patients also work on individual assignments that promote self-discovery and empowerment. The deeper one goes to address the root cause, the more successful the healing from trauma and substance abuse.
When individuals dig deep during experiential therapies, they might relive those traumas or feel a sense of shame, guilt, sadness or anger. Patients often need help processing their emotions, memories and traumas effectively. Beachway is fully prepared for these natural, healthy responses to therapy, with both clinical and therapeutic support.
This educational (or factual) phase of the program helps identify areas of trauma, such as:
- What is the trauma?
- How does it manifest?
- What are the effects?
We also incorporate a process component, typically a six-week program, which begins after stabilization. In this phase of the program, patients meet twice a week as a group and participate in multiple one-on-one sessions with their therapist.
Our holistic approach focuses on healing the client’s mind, body, and soul through personalized treatment and aftercare plans. It can be the most effective way to treat dual-diagnosis patients. In addition to these groups, we also provide holistic therapies, including:
- Somatic Breathwork
- Equine therapy
- Psychodrama & art therapy
- Faith-based healing
- Nutritional counseling
- Yoga and Breathwork
We also believe in encouraging Beachway patients to regain control of their health through physical activity. The holistic approach helps yield permanent results and helps them prepare for a sober and healthy future.
In addition to introducing patients to personalized treatment plans, we also offer personalized aftercare options. Aftercare acts as a transition period where clients can get a head start on life out of rehab. Some key aftercare features include placement in a sober living environment, access to group therapy, finding a job or post-secondary school, and more. We also recommend a trauma therapist for patients to continue their work.
Learn more about trauma and recovery and how trauma-informed care can help a patient to embrace drug and alcohol treatment and succeed in long-term recovery. Call Beachway today.
How Much Does Trauma Rehab Cost?
Trauma rehabilitation is a critical step in a person’s road to recovery. Treatment for mental health conditions like PTSD may be covered by your insurance. To find out whether your treatment may be fully or partially covered, please don’t hesitate to give our office a call at 877-284-0353. A member of our team will be happy to speak with you regarding your insurance company and what you might expect to pay for treatment.
Trauma-informed therapy gives individuals the tools to understand why their addiction and/or mental health condition became uncontrollable. With this “why,” patients who have suffered from trauma are better prepared to engage in therapies that dig deep and address those experiences in a productive, effective way, supporting their drug and/or alcohol recovery.
Other Ways to Help with PTSD and Addiction
Living with PTSD has many challenges. As a chronic illness, there is no definite cure for the disease. It will get better with time and with specific management tools and coping methods. There is no overnight fix for the disorder, and results are gradual as the recovery journey unfolds.
Learn more about PTSD and Trauma Treatment Today CALL: 877-284-0353