When considering addiction treatment, many people do not realize the connection between trauma and substance abuse. But as you make your way down the path to recovery, you learn how your past trauma and life experiences shaped your addiction long before you picked up your first drug or drink. Trauma therapy in rehab treatment helps you put the trauma behind you once and for all, also helping you end your substance abuse. This important co-occurring treatment takes place in a quality rehab treatment center, Gateway Foundation Caseyville near Chicago.

Role of Trauma in Addiction

Most people experience some type of trauma in their lifetime. This trauma occurs as an accident, injury, abuse, victimization, natural disaster or even through witnessing a crime. There is no single definition of trauma, as the threshold for emotional pain differs from person to person. We suffer very individual impact from moments in our lives.

Many people fear the stigmas of trauma effects. This keeps you suffering in silence. That silence provides a space for the trauma to fester, instead of bringing healing to your past experiences through a trauma therapy program. A significant percentage of people who suffer trauma without treatment for those effects then self-medicate through alcohol or drug abuse.

In your journey to addiction recovery, you must receive help for your trauma in a quality trauma therapy program. This help plays as much of a role in recovery as the addiction education and treatment, itself. You find this trauma therapy and recovery in a dual diagnosis treatment center.

What Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Trauma?

Trauma, like other mental conditions, fosters substance abuse when left untreated. This untreated condition and others like anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD or bipolar disorder form the roots of addiction. To gain healthy recovery from your addiction, you must also gain a healthy recovery from these roots. You need this co-occurring recovery because the two illnesses work like a cycle or a vortex, fueling and feeding each other.

Dual diagnosis treatment, whether for trauma or other mental conditions, treats both the root causes of your addiction and the addiction itself at the same time. Without this specific help, your untreated condition drives the treated one into relapse. Trauma left to fester makes you continue needing some form of self-medication.

Trauma treatment includes a range of therapies and methods parallel to the types of treatment needed for addiction. So you do not need two programs with two separate treatment plans. Instead, your dual diagnosis care takes place as part of one treatment plan, focusing on your whole being.

For both of your co-occurring conditions, Gateway Foundation Caseyville dual diagnosis treatment, programs, and methods include:

  • Withdrawal Management
  • Residential and PHP
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Trauma Therapy
  • Medication-Assisted Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing

Do I Need Dual Diagnosis Treatment With Trauma Therapy?

Your addiction has roots. You may feel unclear in where those roots began. But through your trauma therapy, individual therapy program, and other addiction therapy services, you find the source of those roots. What you possibly think you “got over” may actually feed your substance abuse today.

At Gateway Caseyville, you gain the immediate benefits of treatment by professionals with over 50 years of helping people just like you achieve lasting recovery. This nonprofit organization provides the highest quality of care for men and women struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring conditions like trauma. Your treatment includes a well-rounded and inclusive trauma therapy program.

A trauma therapy program is highly individualized. This big part of your treatment plan focuses on what you need to resolve those problems in your past. You work through the issues in one-on-one therapy and among peers in group therapy sessions. To learn more about your own trauma therapy needs and treatment at Gateway Foundation Caseyville, call now at 618.345.3970.