When it comes to getting help and guidance for mental and health and substance abuse issues, there are options with many treatment facilities and numerous different treatments to choose from. Some of them may be familiar, while others are more uncommon. But what matters is getting the support needed to get better. What kind of treatment would be best for that? It depends on the individual. Perhaps past struggles lead to the question, “What is trauma informed care?”
We Can Help by Providing Trauma Informed Care
Along with our treatment programs for addiction, we understand that mental health is extremely important. That’s why we want to answer the question, “What is trauma informed care?” Individual trauma results from an event that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life threatening that has lasting adverse effects on an individual’s functioning and well being. Trauma can overwhelm an individual’s resources to cope and can leave them with a sense of fear, vulnerability, or helplessness. If someone has had a traumatic event in their past, sometimes trying to get help for addiction or other issues can bring up feelings related to that trauma. Finding a facility that is trauma informed will be extremely important should these feelings arise.
We provide both residential and outpatient services at our facility working with men and women who are 18 years or older. At New Bridge Foundation®, we know that many individuals have traumatic issues in their past. In fact, research indicates that 61% of men and 51% of women have experienced at least one lifetime traumatic event. So, what is trauma informed care? It’s an understanding of trauma and awareness of the impact it can have across settings, services, and populations.
What is Trauma-Informed Care in a Substance Abuse Treatment Environment?
New Bridge Foundation® is the right place for help with alcohol abuse or drug addiction. We are committed to helping all our patients find recovery and get back to healthy living. We know this can be easier for some people than for others, and that trauma can make recovery more difficult. It is estimated that as many as 2/3 of people in substance use disorder treatment have experienced physical or sexual abuse. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration believes that there are 3 key elements to trauma-informed care. They are realizing the prevalence of trauma, recognizing the effects of trauma, and responding with knowledge to the problem. At New Bridge Foundation® we do that in a number of ways. Some of our programs and offerings include:
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Short-term outpatient and residential treatment
- Long-term residential treatment
- A military and veterans program
- 12-step and 12-step alternative options
- Alternative and holistic treatments
- Free aftercare for life
We know what works to help people recover from substance abuse and addiction. What works for one client may not work for another one. With that in mind, we offer numerous different treatments so we can help a greater number of people recover and get back to healthy living.
Reach Out to Us for Your Trauma-Informed Care Needs
With New Bridge Foundation®, getting help doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful. Addiction and past trauma doesn’t have to control your life. We offer the opportunity to overcome addiction. Contact us at 866.772.8491 today, and we’ll help you head down the road toward recovery and a happy, healthy, full life.