At Santé Center Recovery, we know that addiction occurs as a result of many factors. Some of these include family history, social standing and personality disorders. However, some studies suggest that trauma is the main cause of many addictions. Since it’s among the leading causes, trauma treatment is very important in addiction recovery.

What Is Trauma Treatment?

Santé Center Recovery offers trauma treatment to help people overcome traumas in their life. In many cases, trauma is physical or sexual abuse that people experience as children. Other times, it’s losing a loved one or simply witnessing traumatic events. While trauma is more common during childhood, it can occur at any point in life.

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How Does Trauma Lead to Addiction?

The link between trauma and addiction is pretty clear. People turn to drugs and alcohol to deal with the difficult events in their lives. Over time, they start to abuse the substance. It doesn’t take long for substance abuse to turn into full-blown addiction. As part of our addiction treatment program, we treat both issues simultaneously to promote healing.

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Why People Need to Seek Treatment for Trauma

Years ago, rehab facilities focused solely on treating physical addictions. While this helped people in the short term, it did nothing to help their long-term sobriety. To keep people from relapsing, they must deal with the cause of the addiction. At Santé Center Recovery, we do just that in our trauma treatment services.

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Types of Trauma

There’s no one-size-fits-all option for trauma recovery. People experience trauma in different ways and for different reasons. As a result, Santé Center Recovery believes that it’s important to offer a number of recovery plans. In fact, we built our addiction treatment programs around customizing treatment plans for people.

One type of trauma that people experience is single-event trauma. Single-event trauma happens only one time. Some of the leading causes of single-event trauma include:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Abduction
  • Robbery
  • Rape
  • Act of personal violence

Ongoing-event trauma is another type. As the name suggests, this type of trauma occurs many times over an extended period of time. It’s often more difficult to deal with than single-event trauma. Ongoing-event trauma can happen when people witness sexual or physical abuse in the family.

Take note that the physical or sexual abuse doesn’t have to happen to the individual in question to cause trauma. Witnessing a father abuse a mother or sexually assault a sister is enough to cause trauma. Most of the time, this trauma occurs because the individual feels helpless to do anything.

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Get Help for Your Addiction and Trauma at Santé Center Recovery

If you’ve experienced trauma that has led to addiction, it’s important that you receive professional help. At Santé Center Recovery, we provide help for both addiction and mental health problems. Some of the different services that we provide include:

At Santé Center Recovery, we focus on providing all of our clients with unique treatment plans. We believe that no two people are the same, so why should their treatment plans? We customize your treatment plan to fit your individual needs and concerns.

We also offer medical detox on-site. We believe that it’s important to offer on-site detox so that you get rehab and detox from the same center. The end result is a more connected approach that you won’t find at other rehab centers.

Contact us to find out how treating the underlying cause of your addiction is the only way to prevent relapse. Don’t let your trauma consume your life any longer. Reach out to us today at 866-238-3154 for more information.