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Trauma Therapy Program

Trauma is an emotional response to a disturbing event, such as a natural disaster or an accident. Immediately following the event, many people will experience shock and denial. However, as time goes on, if the individual doesn’t process the event, they may experience symptoms

a young man in need of a trauma therapy program holds his headTrauma can play a significant role in substance use and addiction. By addressing grief or loss in men’s trauma therapy, you can begin the stages of healing. There are no types of trauma treatment that will heal you overnight. However, our trauma therapy program at Red Oak Recovery® will lead to discovery and the ability to navigate life without the need for drugs or alcohol.

At Red Oak Recovery®, we pride ourselves on offering trauma-informed care. Regardless of the experience that led to your underlying trauma, our young men’s therapy programs can help. To learn about our trauma therapy program in Asheville, NC, please contact us today at 828.382.9699. You can also use our helpful online form to connect with us and learn more about our young men’s therapy programs.

What Is Trauma?

Trauma is an emotional response to a disturbing event, such as a natural disaster or an accident. Immediately following the event, many people will experience shock and denial. However, as time goes on, if the individual doesn’t process the event, they may experience symptoms such as:

  • Unpredictable emotions
  • Physical symptoms, such as nausea or headaches
  • Flashbacks
  • Strained relationships
  • Reduced cognitive function

These symptoms can prevent many people from moving forward. With the help of trauma therapy, you can find a constructive way of understanding your emotions and healthily processing them. You can then begin to move forward in your life without the trauma holding you back anymore.

The Importance of Trauma-Informed Care

One thing that few people fully understand is the connection between trauma and addiction. Many times, people turn to substances to cope with a traumatic experience, such as:

  • Abuse or neglect
  • Experiencing a natural disaster
  • Living through combat
  • Suffering an assault
  • Witnessing or experiencing a vehicular accident

Conversely, sometimes, people begin using substances and undergo a traumatic experience while they’re under the influence. In both cases, it’s necessary to find an addiction treatment center that offers trauma-informed care and trauma therapy. Doing so can help people understand the experience and learn how to move past it.

In most cases, treatment starts with learning how to manage anxiety, stress, and other common reactions to trauma. By making simple changes, such as learning breathing techniques, you can manage your anxiety and replace negative emotions with more positive and accurate thoughts. We also offer an anxiety treatment program to deal with extreme anxiety and addiction together.

Once the client has learned to manage their anxiety surrounding the traumatic event, we can utilize trauma therapy to help them understand the event. Through this treatment, most patients can learn to cope with their fears and anxiety. They can then move through the healing process with confidence.

What Is Trauma Therapy?

There are multiple trauma-focused therapies, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, that can open your mind to healing through preparation, encouragement, courage, and determination. Abusing substances is a way for people to cope with issues of grief, loss, and terrible experiences that have lasting effects. The goal of trauma therapy and grief counseling is to begin the healing process by acknowledging and identifying what emotions you have, where they came from, where you want to be, and how to reach that place of healing.

These practices will help guide you through your trauma. Furthermore, there will be an emphasis on understanding where your trauma originated and its impact on your development through life.
Each treatment plan option focuses on education, support, and exercises. Selecting a group or therapy that is best aligned with your healing journey is essential.



The Connection Between Trauma, PTSD, and Addiction

One condition that often co-occurs with trauma and addiction is PTSD, also known as post-traumatic stress disorder. This condition refers to a collection of debilitating side effects that result from extreme trauma. Unfortunately, some of these side effects may lead people to try to escape them by using drugs or alcohol.

If you’re using substances as a way to escape your mental health symptoms, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. The majority of people who require trauma therapy during their addiction treatment program have PTSD. However, it is vital to find a holistic treatment program that addresses the impact of addiction and trauma on your physical, mental, and emotional health.

Using Trauma Therapy in a Men’s Treatment Center

One aspect of Red Oak Recovery®’s program that makes our treatment center unique is that we address the needs of young men. This feature makes our treatment program particularly attractive to men who are suffering from trauma or PTSD because men often feel that they must hide their emotions and mental health challenges, particularly if they’re around women. With the help of our men’s addiction treatment program, however, clients can let down their defenses and focus on recovery.

  • Our program offers a range of options, including:
  • 12-step addiction recovery programs
  • Dual diagnosis treatment programs
  • Holistic healing programs
  • Addiction therapy programs
  • Family counseling programs

With the help of trauma therapy at our men’s treatment center, the men we treat can find the support and care they need as they work with other men facing similar issues. If you think our men’s treatment program can support your recovery from trauma, mental health issues, and addiction, please contact Red Oak Recovery® today.

an infographic that reads " TYPES OF TRAUMA Acute trauma: Acute trauma is a result of one incident, such as a violent assault or a traumatic loss. 100 Chronic trauma: Chronic trauma is due to repeated and prolonged incidents, like abuse or domestic violence. Complex trauma: Complex trauma involves various, multiple traumatic events, which may also be invasive and interpersonal. Many events cause trauma, and, in many cases, these events can lead to people turning to drugs and alcohol to cope. With the help of trauma therapy, it is possible to heal from both conditions. To learn about how we can help you heal from one or more of the types of trauma, call Red Oak Recovery<sup>®</sup> at 866.457.7590 today. Source:"

Using Trauma Therapy as Part of an Individualized Treatment Program

At Red Oak Recovery®, we recognize that each of our clients started using drugs or alcohol for a reason, and that reason is unique to their situation. Some people may have started using substances to feel normal after experiencing a traumatic problem. They may also want to suffer fewer side effects from their mental health issues. Alternatively, they may want to use drugs to escape their feelings in their day-to-day life. Our trauma therapy program can address these challenging emotions and give clients the freedom they’ve been craving.

Because each person who comes to our addiction treatment program is unique, we want to ensure that each of our clients gets a treatment plan that is as individual as they are. We don’t want clients to go through treatment and gain tools that they won’t be able to use outside of our addiction treatment center. As a result, we take the time to tailor each person’s treatment plan to their individual needs. We will determine whether you need trauma therapy to cope with a sober lifestyle and provide additional support for your unique needs. For instance, our trauma-specific treatments include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Holistic healing
  • Wilderness therapy
  • Adventure therapy

To determine what your individualized treatment plan will include, please reach out to Red Oak Recovery® today.

Begin Your Healing Process at Red Oak Recovery®

Trauma treatment at Red Oak Recovery® uses proven and life-changing methods to give you the results you want and need to successfully overcome your trauma and develop skills that last a lifetime.

At Red Oak Recovery®, we are redefining the clinical experience. Regain control of your life at one of our beautiful Leicester, NC, locations, which you can see by viewing our photo video tour. We provide trauma therapy alongside many of our addiction treatment programs, including alcohol, cocaine, heroin, and opioid addiction treatment.

Don’t go on suffering in silence. Please call us today at 828.382.9699 or reach out online for more information on trauma therapy and enrollment help.