Getting Help With Personal Trauma
Extraordinary trauma can result in severe and chronic impairment across our major life areas. Traumatic events include anything from childhood physical and/or sexual abuse, adulthood sexual assault, loss of a loved one, divorce, infidelity, separation, bullying to less conspicuous but equally distressing events. Post-traumatic stress disorder has emerged as a common co-occurring diagnosis among substance abusers. Chemical substances are used a means of achieving symptom relief and this leads to addiction.
At Recovery Direct, we aim to disentangle the complex web of addiction by starting with trauma. Therapists are trained to peel away layers of trauma and bring the high magnitude life event or stressor into the light. Once this is brought into consciousness, the accompanying substance abuse is tackled as a symptom and not the problem.