(Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
These are some great questions to see if you would benefit from some qualified PTSD treatment at Drug Rehab Treatment Centers. They are as follows: Do you feel incapable of managing your emotions? Does your heart rate stay up long after laughing, crying or thinking about emotional things even though you want to calm down? Do you have a hard time letting go of small insignificant annoyances? Do you avoid certain places or activities, even smells or sounds because they make you upset and nervous?
If you can answer yes to the above questions and you have a history of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, you’re a survivor of violence of any kind, or you are a war time veteran, you are most likely suffering from PTSD and would benefit from a world class Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment Center.
If you think you are a good fit for receiving our state of the art PTSD therapy, do not hesitate to give us a call! We really do know how to help you and want what’s only best for you! All of our PTSD Therapy staff are certified for mild to severe PTSD Treatment. We approach your PTSD symptoms in a matter of a few ways like no one else. (949) 386-2715
We use EMDR as well as Neurofeedback in conjunction with various forms of evidenced-based models such as but not limited to: Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT); Psycho therapy, Psychodrama; Motivational Interviewing (MI); drug rehab, etc. Not to mention the power of group and individual therapy. In fact, you can have PTSD therapy on a daily basis for both individual and group sessions with your counselor.
We have some of the most caring and passionate staff in regards to PTSD therapy and PTSD treatment. Our staff truly gets it as we are all in recovery ourselves. How else could we be so knowledgeable about healing others if we have yet to heal ourselves. Our staff has put in the work and is now ready to help you do the same. Call our visit our Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment Center today!
We will work with you on an individual basis and never compare you to anyone else! We understand that everyone is motivated at different levels. That is why we offer 30, 60 or 90 day residential level of care intervals. We focus primarily on PTSD treatment approaches as we understand that drugs and alcohol are not your problem!
Rather they are a much larger and complex system of deeper problems. Some of those said problems that are continually interfering with your life are shame, trauma and abuse. Usually what the main three culprits are for causing the need for PTSD therapy is:
Emotional abuse is when you endured ether once or for multiple years something traumatic enough on an emotional level that it just doesn’t go away. A good example would be having to deal with name calling, being swore at and ridiculed or even criticized on a regular basis. If you listen to anything long enough, you are going to start to believe it yourself.
When it comes to physical abuse this is pretty self explanatory. Just to be safe though a brief definition of it; this is a matter of actual hitting and bruise causing. In severe cases, physical abuse (domestic violence) if left untreated at our Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment facility, you can end up with broken bones or even death. However, also keep in mind that emotional bruises are just as damaging.
Sexual abuse deals with everything relating to rape, or having any type of unwanted body part or touch (molest) forced upon you! You can also be sexually abused or traumatized but having never been raped or molested. The way this is possible is through sexual harassment. So in a sense you could say that you are emotionally harassed as well. But the main difference here is that when you are sexualized verbally or having to constantly fend for yourself as far as been objectified it can really add up and cause you to lose hope.
Now no two individuals are the same however, their trauma is usually the same kind of symptoms. How each person got to that point is unique but PTSD wears it’s ugly face in only so many ways. You really can only throw the dice so many times before it lands on the same side again. This is shared not to discourage you, but rather to help you better understand that there is a way out.
The good news about all of this is that there is hope! You can heal. Let our PTSD therapy and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment team go to work for you! You will be amazed at just how fast we can get you back up on your feet. Granted, you do have to be willing to do the work yourself. This means you have to be willing to face your fears and openly talk about what is hurting you. If you can do that then we have the perfect PTSD treatment center program for you!
One of our past clients reported having no recollection of how or why his PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) occurred. He said he just one day had a huge attack which was debilitating enough to where he could not leave the home or felt like life was worth living. He really did not think that our program could help him just through some different technologies and PTSD therapy.
After a few weeks in our care, he was starting to change for the better. Our proprietary PTSD treatment was actually taking root as he was becoming more social and able to see a light at the end of the tunnel where otherwise he wanted to kill himself just weeks before. He is still facing his skeletons in his closest just like any other human is expected to, but he is making some great leaps and bounds in the right direction once he was able to see that he has infinite hope and possibilities to heal!
Imagine! No more having to live and hide in shame! No more crazy bouts of anxiety and depression. No more being the world’s stepping stone. No more going out of your way to avoid situations as it reminds you just too much of the pain. And also on that note, you will not have to carry that pain around (ghost baggage) around if you do not want to.
PTSD has some specific symptoms, such as intrusive or obsessive thoughts, hyper-arousal or being startled easily, flashbacks (where it is unclear whether you are remembering a trauma or actually living a trauma right now), nightmares and sleep issues such as insomnia, or changes in memory such as “blank spots” in your past and a lack of being able to concentrate.
If a traumatic event is extreme, it becomes a long-lived deep memory as opposed to a short-term memory like what you had for dinner last Wednesday. A person who experiences an acute stress situation most likely would get better over time without therapy. For example, if you were in a minor car accident with no injuries, you would get your car fixed. Then, you wouldn’t think about the accident every time you see the car. You would be able to drive by the accident site without constantly thinking of all the possible ways you could have avoided the accident.
But if you have been physically assaulted and/or raped or have witnessed violence or have served in brutal combat, no amount of time will ever completely heal the trauma if you don’t get post traumatic stress disorder treatment. You only start adjusting your thoughts and routines around these memories and the emotions they bring up. You keep it a secret, so you don’t want to talk about it, much less see anybody that reminds you of the incident.
You don’t feel good about yourself, so you don’t concern yourself with taking care of yourself. You shut down, seem indifferent and even if you have told someone, often survivors will seem like it was “no big deal”. This is a form of dissociation called “depersonalization” where you take a few emotional steps back from your own life. You become more observer than participant in your life, as if there were a three-foot sheet of plexiglass between you and the world. You can see it, hear it, respond to it but there is no emotional connection. This impacts work, relationships and your ability to regulate emotions.
You don’t ever have to feel like living your life is like watching a bad movie where you know the outcome is not going to be good. You can regain your “story”. You can look back and remember who you were before you took on everyone else’s “story”! Whatever you have experienced are things that happened to you, not who you are.
What you went through is not even about you! That’s the sad and cruel thing about trauma and PTSD. Rape, assault, violence, even war is not about you! It happened to be sure, and even though it feels 100% personal it wasn’t. It was personal to whomever inflicted the trauma upon you. It was their pain, violence, cruelty etc. not yours.
Most trauma specialty programs also talk about forgiveness of the perpetrator(s). We believe in forgiveness…of yourself. We know survivors have guilt. They believe if they had been smarter, faster, stronger, they would not have been hurt. PTSD does not care about all of that! Remember, this is literally brain damage. These thoughts are not “real”. Meaning, they are not based in reality but in the wishful thinking of a child, or victim.
Fantasies of revenge or justice get tangled up with reality and when reality wins, you feel depressed and hopeless of ever feeling safe. We have worked with countless PTSD sufferers and we have found that because all of our brains work the same way, the damage PTSD and trauma cause create a lot of the same symptoms and feelings in everyone, male or female. We have heard over and over how grown adults still beat themselves up emotionally because at the age of 5 they did not push off their perpetrator or outrun their aggressor or see through the empty threats to hurt their family if they told and ran and made a police report! We help you focus on reality and allow those memories to be infused with adult knowledge and logic, instead of running on child-like terror and panic.
We could go on for hundreds of pages talking about how trauma and PTSD causes certain brain areas activated in the stress response (including the amygdala, hippocampus, and prefrontal cortex) undergo lasting changes, and how these changes can cause memory issues, the inability to tell the difference between past and present experiences, panic, fear, and aggression. When you arrive at our Drug Rehab, we know what to expect.
We know you may seem closed off and uncaring. We don’t automatically assume you “are not ready for PTSD treatment”. We avoid asking you questions such as “What’s wrong with you?” and instead focus on “What happened to you?”. We know deep down you realize you need help.
We also know that putting forth that effort may seem so overwhelming and exhausting. We get that it’s easier to say “Why bother” than “Why not”! We know that if you have untreated PTSD you may be in the depths of a dark place on the inside and presenting fine on the outside. We know your only relief has been when you get high or drunk.
If you suffer from PTSD you know how it feels. You know how hard it is to explain to others why you can’t sleep unless lights or a TV are constantly on, or why you jump at loud noises or why you have to sit with your back against a wall always facing the door and why you cannot tolerate crowds.
You know how crazy it feels to always have to know where the escape routes are in movie theaters or restaurants; how you can’t talk about current events if they are linked to violence or sexual assault; how you have to make up memories from childhood or adolescence because you can’t remember yours.
What we want you to know is: you are not “crazy” and you are not alone. 99% of all addicts suffer from either unresolved trauma or PTSD. We know there is a reason you use. We know no one wakes up one day and decides to be an addict or alcoholic. We understand why you chose the coping mechanisms you did.
We are actually glad you chose to numb out rather than the alternatives which is generally suicide, sometimes even homicide. You chose a brilliant solution to your problems. But now, the solution IS the problem and it is time to address the trauma and the PTSD.
Did you know that inside of us, in our brain and memories lives the feelings and recollections of every age we have ever been? This is what allows us to play, to relate to and interact with our children, and to find magic in our lives. For someone without PTSD and trauma, they have the ability to travel seamlessly through their ages remaining appropriate for every emotional occasion.
For someone with PTSD and Trauma, those ages are stuck, even often hidden from us leaving us not feeling “whole”. We try drugs, alcohol, sex, food…anything we can to feel that “wholeness”. None of that works because it’s us we are missing!
The good news is, PTSD is curable! The miraculous thing about our brains is that although they are somewhat easily damaged, they are just as easily re-wired and can heal. This allows your life to be restored to its fullest. Healing the brain takes work, focus, and time. The brain can calm down, you can start to retain and remember memories, and you can be taught how to self-regulate your emotions and to self-soothe your fears. Do not be afraid of our revolutionary PTSD therapy!
The best thing you can do for yourself toward this healing is PTSD treatment. If you’re ready to start the journey to integrate mind, brain and body then we are ready to walk with you. There are some medications that have been shown to help with this brain-healing process but the biggest help is trauma specific therapies such as relaxation, mindfulness, and other proven mind/body techniques.
Our rehab allows you to set the tone-literally! You pick what soothes and calm you so as you are processing the past, your sense of safety overwhelms the sense of panic these old feelings can bring up. Our rehab therapists are the experts in these types of therapy, and we are a Trauma Informed facility. This means: We get it!
Give our Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment Center a call to see if our PTSD and Trauma Based Addiction Recovery program is right for you? (949) 386-2715