Many people who have experienced addiction issues also have co-existing disorders as a result of trauma. PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a co-occurring disorder that often can lead to self-medicating, and, eventually, a substance abuse disorder. At Ascension, we specialize in helping people with unresolved trauma and trauma-related disorders such as PTSD find a path to recovery and wellness.
The symptoms of PTSD can be quite frightening and intense. It’s no coincidence that PTSD is closely associated with alcohol and drug abuse for many people who suffer symptoms. People with unresolved trauma can suffer from a wide range of symptoms as well as emotions. When self-medicating, a person with PTSD may end up trying to soothe symptoms of both anxiety and depression. This pattern of substance abuse can quickly spiral out of control, causing addiction and isolation. People with PTSD often abuse more than one substance while trying to cope with managing so many troubling symptoms.
If you’re trying to cope with PTSD as well as your substance abuse, you’re not alone. It’s hard to live a day-to-day life without proper treatment for this disorder. Drugs and alcohol may seem to help with your symptoms, but the truth is that they can exacerbate them.
The good news is that you can change your circumstances, learn how to manage your symptoms, and find peace in your life. Addiction and trauma treatment can help you transform the way you live and help you find peace in recovery. Our safe, compassionate environment can help you learn new coping skills without a cocktail of alcohol and drugs.
You deserve to live a life free from the pain of addiction and unresolved trauma. Ascension is a great place to start the journey from addiction to serenity, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way.
Many people who walk through our doors with trauma-related issues alongside their substance abuse disorders are often worried that we may not be able to help. Our clients with trauma issues who ended up self-medicating may have addictions to one or more substances. This often happens when a person takes a substance to “feel normal.” In many cases, it takes more and more of a substance to feel this way, until it doesn’t work anymore and they are left with an addiction. They may try other substances to curb their feelings and trauma symptoms, but they usually end up with the same results. This cycle of substance abuse can be scary and painful.
Our dual diagnosis programs are designed to help people who suffer from PTSD and unresolved trauma find a new way to live, without relying on alcohol or drugs to cope with their symptoms. Our multidisciplinary treatment staff works with clients who suffer from PTSD to find new coping skills and relief from their symptoms without the use of mind-altering substances. Many people with PTSD find that with rehab, therapy, and the help of a caring, compassionate staff, they are able to find a renewed sense of purpose in life and rediscover their serenity.
At Ascension, our skilled and compassionate team works to help individuals chart a path towards healing, without the use of harmful and addictive substances. Our inclusive, caring environment is ideal to let go of old wounds from the past and begin the healing process. PTSD is a lifelong disease, but most of the symptoms can be managed or improved with the right treatment.
When entering addiction and trauma rehab, our trained staff will want to rule out any physical causes or medical problems that could exacerbate or co-exist with a PTSD or trauma background. For this reason, we assess incoming clients for other co-occurring disorders and monitor this diagnosis carefully for any changes.
Part of healing from the pain and stigma of trauma and addiction often involves family members. We offer therapy with and for family members, as well as resources to help family with their own journey toward healing.
Individuals entering Ascension can also expect to take part in group therapy sessions and individual therapy. In these groups, the client will learn more about their diagnosis, explore symptoms and learn new coping behaviors. This intimate environment is also ideal for our clients to learn and tell their stories to their peers in a non-judgmental environment.
If medication for PTSD needed, we have a professional mental health team to help make those decisions with clients. Our holistic program is designed in a way that addresses spiritual, social, mental and physical needs of each client, helping them build a foundation in recovery and sow the seeds of change.
When it’s time to move on from residential treatment, our team is with you every step of the way to help you transition into a new life in recovery. Clients often move on to a sober living environment in the area before returning to their physical home with their family so that they can continue receiving counseling and support through our outpatient program and other 12-Step support groups in the area.
Often, recovery is a journey not just for the addicted person, but their family, too. We provide family therapy and resources for family members before, during, and after residential treatment to help provide the best possible support for everyone.
Reaching out for help can be a scary process, but you never have to go it alone. The first step to getting help is simply picking up the phone and learning what your options are. We’re here to help you choose the program that’s right for you
You can reclaim your life, learn new ways of coping, and find a pathway to serenity. You deserve the opportunity to grow and change! Give us a call at 877-597-5700 to learn more about your options.
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