Healing from trauma is an extremely complicated process. Forgetting about it doesn’t work. Directing your attention elsewhere doesn’t work. Drinking and drugs might provide temporary relief, but they won’t help you heal. That’s where we come in. At Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center we want to help trauma survivors get past the issues they’re still facing. Self-medicating and trauma often go hand in hand, and it’s better to break that association and focus on the ways to process trauma so medicating it through drugs, alcohol, or other methods is no longer necessary. There’s no reason to settle for less than a life that’s free from the issues trauma may have caused. By reaching out to us, you can get started on the road to recovery.
Trauma Therapy in Prescott, AZ
When you have a traumatic experience it can linger for a long time. That can lead to a link between self-medicating and trauma because you’re trying to get the pain you’re feeling to stop. Self-medicating is one of the ways to do that in the short term, but it’s also not a healthy coping mechanism. It can cause more problems overall since it’s something that’s done in response to trauma that hasn’t been healed correctly. If you work on actually healing the trauma, then you’ll usually find that the self-medication is no longer necessary. In some cases, it might also be necessary to treat addictions that have occurred as a result of self-medicating, too.
Breaking the Cycle of Self-Medicating and Trauma
When there’s a link between self-medicating and trauma, taking a look at how to treat that is the first step. A dual diagnosis may be beneficial since it takes a look at the trauma issues and also the ways you’re self-medicating in an effort to correct that trauma. We can help with that kind of diagnosis, and any substance abuse issues that have come up as coping mechanisms. Getting good treatment is very important to seeing long-term success for the healing of trauma and the ways you cope with problems in the future. The healthier your coping skills, the better off you’ll be if you experience any more trauma in your life. We want to give you those skills and help you heal. Some of the ways we can do that include:
- Psychologists on staff
- Mental health treatment
- Partial hospitalization program
- Intensive outpatient program
- Personality disorders
- Bipolar treatment
With caring and dedicated professionals to help you break the link between self-medicating and trauma, you have the opportunity to get back to a life you feel good about. Come to our Prescott, AZ for equine therapy, yoga, art, individual, and group therapy. Trauma may have caused you to do less than you wanted to or to focus on bad things instead of good things in life. But that doesn’t have to be your future. Instead, you can address the problems you’re having through working with trained professionals who want to see you succeed at recovery.
Contact Us Today at Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center
Contact Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center at 855.746.3633 today, and let us help you break the link between self-medicating and trauma. By stopping the association between the two and giving you good coping skills, you can put your focus where it belongs — on a healthy, happy future that’s not restricted by the trauma of the past. You don’t have to settle for a life where trauma and substance issues are present. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve dealt with it; there’s help and hope for you and your future when you work with us today.