What does trauma have to do with addiction, alcoholism or substance abuse? Well, consider this: 75% of people who seek addiction treatment report a history of trauma. The risk for substance abuse rises by as much as four times for people who experienced trauma early in life. For those who experienced multiple or repeated traumatic events—this risk can rise tenfold.
Obviously, there is a correlation between trauma and the potential for substance abuse. Because these two issues are so closely intertwined, treating substance abuse without attending to underlying trauma will usually be incomplete. Getting help from a trusted source that has the language, resources, and framework for this comprehensive healing approach is essential to success.
Orange County Trauma Treatment
Orange County Recovery is staffed by licensed, trained, and compassionate professionals in the heart of Huntington Beach. We connect people with solutions through evidence-based, trauma-informed treatment for substance abuse, dual diagnoses, and mood disorders.
We realize that for many, addiction treatment will only be effective if it addresses underlying issues that can get in the way of lasting recovery.
At OCR, we create comprehensive treatment plans to treat the whole person. We see the big picture, and give our clients the support and resources they need to have the best possible shot at lives that are whole, healthy, and happy.
Given the strong association between addiction and trauma, it is essential that treatment includes comprehensive solutions. Trauma and addiction are best treated when approached as co-occurring and interrelated issues. When people don’t meet their terror, shame, fear, and isolation, it is difficult to create comfortable and sustainable sobriety. Trauma victims who use drugs or alcohol are generally looking to find short-lived solace from an internal experience that is unbearable. This is where we come in. Our work is to help people find their way to lasting recovery through integrative care that begins from the ground up.
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Trauma-Informed Care is a style of counseling that gives individuals personal safety training using empowerment activities. These exercises give clients the ability to voice feelings and thoughts and enhance positive choice-making skills.
How Does it Work?
The goal of this style of counseling is to build and maintain trust among staff, clients and family members. At Orange County Recovery, we believe our responsibility is to empower a person, not to overpower them. We are mindful that everyone’s experience is unique and people require an individualized approach, and that without addressing past traumas many people will struggle to move forward meaningfully. We believe in resiliency and people’s ability to heal.
Is Trauma-Informed Care Effective?
With substance abuse and behavioral health issues, a compassionate, trauma-informed approach acknowledges that many use substances or act out as a survival skill from past trauma. When considering this perspective, healthcare providers are often able to help clients more effectively address underlying drivers and access the resources they need to heal.
At Orange County Recovery, we believe that hope and healing are available to anyone whose life has been devastated by addiction and behavioral health issues. Here we understand that healing is a lifelong process – we empower our clients to uncover the underlying issues that have been holding them back. We use evidence-based practices provided by an experienced, hand-selected professional team. Our comprehensive program offers CBT, DBT, FIT, EMDR, Trauma-informed care, and a meaningful introduction to the 12 Steps.
We set you up with the foundation you need for success – so you can get well and stay well. If you are ready to make a change and haven’t been able to do it on your own, reach out. We would love to hear from you.