Trauma Treatment At Our Addiction Rehab
The Robert Alexander Center Providing Evidence-Based Trauma Treatment for Lasting Recovery and Wellness
We offer personalized treatment plans that utilize evidence-based practices to aid individuals in processing and healing from their trauma. We believe that it is crucial to address both addiction and trauma to achieve long-term recovery and overall wellness. We aim to create a secure and supportive environment for individuals through our trauma treatment services, where they can find hope and healing.
INTRODUCTION & OVERVIEW OF TRAUMA
Understand Trauma and Addiction
Trauma can occur when an individual experiences a threatening, very stressful, or distressing event. The effects of trauma can significantly impact a person’s health and ability to live day-to-day lives. When a person experiences trauma, it is possible that their brain’s functioning can change. Research has shown that a person’s brain can be in a constant state of “fight or flight” after a trauma. This change is your body’s way to try and protect you from future traumas. If a person does not receive treatment after trauma, they are more likely to experience negative thoughts and open the door to the development of mental health concerns such as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Types of Trauma
There are three types of trauma that a person can experience. Acute trauma refers to a single, isolated event that a person experiences. Chronic trauma refers to long-term exposure to trauma, such as abuse and domestic violence. Complex trauma occurs when a person is exposed to several intense traumas.
Symptoms of Trauma
After experiencing trauma, there are a variety of symptoms that a person can experience. Everyone’s struggle will look different. Common symptoms can include flashbacks, nightmares, insomnia, and irritability.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, about two out of three children experience at least one traumatic event by the time they turn 16. The effects of childhood trauma can stretch past childhood and increase the risk of learning difficulties, mental health concerns, involvement with the juvenile system, and long-term health concerns.
Trauma and Substance Abuse
Many individuals who struggle with substance abuse have a history of trauma. For some, drugs and alcohol can be used in an attempt to cope with symptoms that result from their trauma. Alcohol and drugs can have a “band-aid” effect on trauma symptoms, but they do not help with the healing process.
Language and Trauma
It is important to be mindful of the way we speak about trauma. Any form of trauma is still trauma. Some individuals who experience trauma withdraw from social experiences and may not talk about their struggles. Being aware of the language we use can help avoid causing any unintended invalidation of a person’s feelings and experiences.
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I absolutely LOVED RAC, and all of the staff. I was absolutely terrified to go to rehab. But it has been such a warm and welcoming experience. Starting with my detox, all of the staff and nurses made sure of it my needs were met. The ARPN has been a God send. She makes sure you're comfortable. I would recommend RAC to anyone who is ready to get the help they so much deserve.
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HOW WE HELP TREAT DRUG ADDICTION IN KENTUCKY
Drug Treatment Program in Kentucky
What is a Partial Hospitalization Program?
There are a variety of drug treatment programs in Kentucky, each designed to help drug addicts at various stages of their addiction. Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) are some of the most common treatment options for those struggling with drug addiction.
These programs- sometimes referred to as day treatment programs or day rehabs- are addiction recovery programs designed to give patients the same level of high-intensity care provided at a residential recovery program. The major difference between the two is that PHPs allow you to return home after treatment.
A PHP program in Kentucky often serves as a step up from a less intensive outpatient program or a step down from an inpatient/residential program. If enrolled at a PHP, you’ll spend several hours several days each week receiving treatment at a rehab center, return to your own home then go back to the program the following day.
What is Intensive Outpatient Treatment?
Intensive outpatient programs are part of the continuum of care that people struggling with substance abuse are meant to receive. You can attend an IOP as a step-down after completing an inpatient treatment program in Kentucky as it allows you to ease your way back into your normal routine while still working on your recovery goals.
IOPs typically require clients to meet on weekdays in the morning or evening. Before joining the program, you’ll have to start with an assessment. The treatment staff will assess your needs and then create an individualized recovery program to suit those needs. This will have a schedule of the therapy sessions (days and hours) you are required to attend each week.
Kentucky intensive outpatient drug treatment programs are ideal for people with less severe addictions, minor to no co-occurring ailments as well as a solid support base at home and in the community. You also have to be highly motivated to attend all the therapy sessions as IOPs don’t have intensive supervision and monitoring.
Outpatient Addiction Programs
Frequently, those in need of drug or alcohol treatment fail to receive appropriate care due to the commitments and responsibilities they have to meet on a daily basis. Maybe they can’t take time away from their families, work, or school for a period of time. The best option for such individuals is outpatient drug rehab.
Outpatient rehab in Kentucky gives you the chance to attend treatment several days a week but still live at home. This way, your daily life isn’t disrupted. You just have to check in with the treatment specialists at the rehab center regularly to receive counseling and/or medication. Depending on your treatment plan, you might have to attend therapy sessions for several hours on certain days of the week. These are then gradually reduced as long as you progress well through your recovery.
While outpatient treatment programs offer the same level of intensive care as inpatient programs, they are less costly and don’t require you to reside at our drug rehabilitation center in KY.
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Therapy for Trauma and Addiction: Benefits of a Trauma Program
Trauma therapy offers several benefits, such as correcting the altered brain functions caused by trauma. This type of therapy works by teaching healthy coping skills that can help you manage the “fight-or-flight” response that is often triggered by trauma.
A crucial element of trauma therapy is validating your experience and making you feel heard. During your counseling sessions, your therapist will focus on your needs, and you can be open without worrying about being judged.
Trauma survivors often grapple with feelings of shame and self-blame. Trauma therapy can help address these emotions and prevent them from leading to low self-esteem and self-worth.
The ultimate goal of trauma therapy is to promote healing and help you regain trust in yourself and the world around you. Your therapist will work to establish a trustworthy relationship that is built on empathy, compassion, and patience. They understand that healing from trauma takes time, and you can rely on their support as you work towards your recovery.
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Understanding Trauma Therapy: What to Expect at a Trauma Center
Mental health professionals utilize various types of therapy to help individuals who have experienced trauma. There are three main approaches to trauma therapy: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EDMR).
TFCBT is particularly effective for children and adults who struggle to cope with trauma. The therapy involves identifying and addressing thoughts that may be related to the traumatic experience. The therapist works with the patient to develop effective coping skills and shift negative thoughts towards healthier ones.
In psychodynamic psychotherapy, patients are encouraged to talk about their trauma and thoughts with their therapist. The goal is to uncover and address unconscious thoughts that may be contributing to conflicts.
EDMR is designed to help trauma survivors healthily process their experiences. Research shows that EDMR can be effective even before other therapy options. The therapy involves two parts: during the first part, the patient talks while the therapist provides an external stimulus like eye movements or hand tapping. In the second part, the patient focuses on an aspect of their story while following the therapist’s external stimuli. EDMR aims to help patients recognize their strengths and shift their perspective towards a more positive outlook.
Discover Compassionate Treatment at Our Trauma Center
The Robert Alexander Center is a leading addiction treatment facility with a newly renovated space that prioritizes your comfort. Our exceptional care and personalized treatment options exceed expectations.
When you arrive at our center, we will take the time to listen to your story and work with you to determine which program would be most effective. We offer a range of addiction treatments, including specialized programs to address your unique needs.
Our staff is highly trained and attentive to your health concerns, especially during the detox process, which can be uncomfortable. We provide compassionate care to help make this process as comfortable as possible.
Our Residential Treatment Program is designed to meet your specific needs, including mental health concerns. Inpatient programs are ideal for individuals struggling with severe substance abuse or those who have relapsed before.
At the Robert Alexander Center, we believe in providing a safe and supportive environment for everyone. We understand the challenges of seeking recovery and mental health treatment and will support you every step of the way. Our staff is qualified and experienced in treating various mental health concerns, including trauma, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. Emotional support is always available at our treatment center.
If you, or someone you know, are struggling with addiction and mental health concerns, please call the Robert Alexander Center. Our staff is available to answer all of your questions about our programs and treatment options.
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