Trauma lies at the heart of many drug and alcohol addictions. This is why women’s drug facilities offer a range of services for helping patients cope with the many negative emotions that exist after domestic abuse. If you are a trauma survivor and need treatment for substance use disorder, you can look forward to receiving a comprehensive range of services for improving your life quality, renewing your confidence, and rebuilding your self-esteem.
During the early stages of drug or alcohol treatment, your primary goal will be successfully detoxing. This first and incredibly critical step is often the most challenging and thus, the majority of your focus will be placed on simply making it through this hurdle. Once your mind and body are ready for more advanced recovery efforts, you can take part in:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Trauma therapy
- Experiential therapy
- Motivational interviewing
- Goal-setting and long-term life-planning
Group therapy will expose you to a number of like-minded people with incredibly similar experiences. This safe and family-like treatment environment will expose you to positive models in recovery, eliminate feelings of isolation, and allow you to learn and grow with peers. In individual counseling sessions, you can talk about your early life experiences, the behavioral conditioning that may have lead to your addiction, and details about your past and current relationships that are pertinent to your recovery. Throughout this process, you’ll be learning all about the psychology of addiction, regaining your personal strength, building your resolve, and learning new coping strategies among many other things.
Understanding The Connection Between Domestic Violence And Addiction
People who survive domestic abuse tend to have higher rates of a substance use disorder, occupational instability, mental illness, and general relationship issues than anyone else. When a person’s early life and adulthood are marred by traumatic experiences, even basic social interaction can be difficult. Abuse survivors are also incredibly likely to suffer from PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder. This is a mental health condition stemming from unresolved emotions that can adversely affect a person’s life quality, increase the risk of suicidal behaviors and depression, and lead to drug and alcohol abuse.
In treatment, rehab professionals understand the many complicated emotions that people experience as the result of past trauma, and as a result of their addictive behaviors. More importantly, they are committed to treating all patients with the utmost dignity and respect. As such, as abuse survivors work to attain sobriety, they find themselves surrounded by compassionate, supportive teams of people who understand their pain. In fact, for domestic abuse survivors, drug and alcohol rehab provides a safe, comfortable space for healing and self-discovery. If you’re ready to reclaim control of your life, we can help. Contact us now by calling 800-411-8019.