Healing from Trauma and Addiction
While the thought of confronting past trauma and resulting addiction can seem daunting, our counselors help you navigate this new territory smoothly. No matter what your addiction is, whether it’s opiate addiction, alcohol or other drug-related addiction, you are going to need the help and support that you can only receive from a residential treatment program.
About Trauma and Addiction
If you’re suffering from trauma and addiction, that simply means that you’ve experienced a situation that you cannot cope with. In some instances, trauma causes a constant state of extreme fear and is associated with many negative emotions that include hopelessness, helplessness, pain, loss, fear, entrapment, confusion and betrayal. Trauma can be caused by a one-time event or can develop over time as the result of a repeated occurrence. A few events that could cause significant trauma include:
- Child Abuse
- Sexual Assault
- Natural Disasters
- Violent Crimes
Trauma’s Effect on the Brain
The human brain is the most complex organ in the universe. A traumatic experience that involves all of the senses as well as emotions, thought and speech can become embedded in multiple regions throughout the brain. If you’ve experienced severe trauma, you will begin to adjust your thoughts and routine based on the memories evoked by that trauma.
Getting help for such issues can be difficult because of the self-loathing, resentment and anger you may feel. Addiction problems are high for this very reason. Once the addiction takes hold, breaking free and dealing with the underlying trauma becomes almost impossible. If you find yourself in this situation, don’t despair. You can get help for your drug addiction and heal from the trauma you’ve experienced by seeking help with Opus Treatment in Costa Mesa, CA.