At Santé Center for Healing, we know that addiction occurs as a result of many factors. Unresolved trauma is often the root problem, resulting in substance use disorders, eating disorders, problematic sexual behavior, compulsive behaviors, co-occurring psychiatric disorders, and professional and safety-sensitive issues. Trauma produces radiating effects on individuals- psychologically (anxiety, depression, guilt, shame), physically (chronically activated stress response, sleep problems, chronic pain, inadequate medical care) and socially (isolation, rigid relationships, inauthentic relationships). To increase the likelihood of long-term recovery, Santé’s clinical team uses an integrated model where substance abuse recovery and trauma resolution components are working simultaneously, resulting in mindfulness, distress tolerance, reduced shame, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.
What Is Trauma Treatment?
Santé Center for Healing offers trauma treatment to help people overcome traumas in their life. Individual trauma results for an event, series of events, or set of circumstances experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life-threatening with lasting adverse effects on functioning and mental, physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being. In many cases, trauma is physical or sexual abuse that people experienced as children. Other times, it’s losing a loved one or witnessing traumatic events.
“In the United State, 61% of men and 51% of women report exposure to at least one lifetime traumatic event, and 90% of clients in public behavioral health care settings have experienced trauma. (National Comorbidity Survey, Archives of General Psychiatry)