Trauma Therapy in Addiction Treatment

eliminating trauma to help with addiction recovery

Breaking Free from Trauma and Addiction

Gain insights into the impact of trauma on addiction, and discover strategies for breaking free.

Trauma therapy is a type of psychotherapy that helps process and recover from the physical and psychological effects of trauma. It can help you to gain a better understanding of the traumatic experience and its impact on your mental health and behaviour. By successfully engaging with your professional therapist, you will no longer need to resort to substances or addictive behaviours as a coping mechanism.

If you are, or know someone who is, struggling with substance abuse and compulsive behaviours, trauma therapy can be incredibly effective in helping remove these harmful habits. It can help to identify the root causes of addictive behaviours, which can then be addressed in a safe and supportive environment. This type of therapy also helps you to learn healthy coping strategies so you don’t have to rely on substances or other problematic behaviours.

Not only does trauma therapy offer insight into the underlying causes of addiction, but it also helps to build a strong foundation for recovery by providing practical tools and skills to maintain sobriety. It can help to build self-confidence, foster healthy relationships and even find meaning in life without the use of drugs or alcohol.

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Types of Trauma Related to Addictions

When it comes to addiction, there can often be underlying trauma that is driving the addictive behaviour. Some of the common types of trauma related to addictions include physical and sexual abuse, witnessing violence, suffering emotional or psychological harm, experiencing a traumatic event such as a car accident or natural disaster, and growing up in a dysfunctional home. Childhood trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are two other common causes of self-medicating and consequentially addiction.

It is important to recognise that everyone’s experience with trauma is different, but with the right kind of help, you can learn how to effectively manage and cope with negative emotions and address memories of past events, moments in which you have experienced abuse and counter the effects of traumatic incident trauma.

Trauma Therapy for Relapse Prevention

Trauma therapy can help you and your addiction counsellor to identify triggers and choose the right methods to manage negative emotions in a healthy way, rather than resorting to drugs, alcohol or compulsive behaviours. During our trauma-focused sessions, you can also discover new communication skills and strategies for stressful social situations. Living a balanced lifestyle without the use of substances is going to be easier by following the few rules you and your therapist will set during these sessions.

Our trauma therapists will enforce talking therapies to help you manage your stressors and triggers. They can include:

It is important to note that trauma therapy is not intended as an overnight cure for addiction, but rather as a long-term treatment plan for relapse prevention.

Evidence Based

Medical reviewers confirm that trauma therapy is highly successful in treating mental health issues related to addiction, dual diagnosis and comorbidity. Through our talking therapies, we can help you treat:

  • Mental health issues as a consequence of traumatic events
  • Psychological consequences of sexual assault
  • Self-harm ideation
  • Pathologically low self-esteem
  • Non-neurological panic attacksdifficulty sleeping
  • Unresolved painful memory
  • Stress caused by cultural issues

Entrust your recovery in our hands, we are here to help you and fight alongside you. Dual diagnosis including PTSD and addiction are treatable through trauma treatment practices and therapies which focus on adopting healthier coping skills.

You Can Trust Our Mental Health Professionals

Addiction Therapist
Dr. Seamus
Dr. Seamus
Addiction Therapist
Addiction Therapist

Trust is deserved, and so we are aware that your first session with a trauma therapist can feel daunting. However, we want to assure you that all our counsellors are licensed and we can refer you to board-certified physicians if you need physical treatment options for your dependence.

The CATCH Recovery therapy sessions are realised within a safe environment and only in the presence of at least one trauma specialist.

In order to find the best mental health specialist for your current needs, we will conduct a free screening. This will help you choose a private practice provider who will use the latest evidence-based research to help you. With us, you can resolve the negative effects of traumatic situation cases, learn how to experience emotions in a more controlled way and discover better strategies to manage difficult feelings.

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Restart Your Life with CATCH Recovery

Don’t let past trauma stop you from living on. While post-traumatic stress disorder is a difficult condition to treat, recovery is not impossible. Receiving the right diagnosis is the first step to healing, but it must be followed suit by the appropriate psychological therapy. Seek treatment right away, so that you can learn how to cope with trauma symptoms and heal from the long-term effects of traumatic events.

CATCH Recovery is here to provide you with the best mixture of talking therapy and mental health resources for a successful mental health overhaul.

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