Trauma-Informed Substance Abuse Treatment at Footprints
Clinical studies of patients in addiction treatment programs have shown a high correlation with a client’s history of trauma. In the past, there has been a division between trauma and substance abuse treatment. This division has forced clients to bounce back and forth between trauma and substance abuse treatment programs. Ultimately, this has forced treatment experts to view these clients in a negative light. However, today, there is a new approach to treating clients with both trauma and substance abuse issues. This approach is called trauma-informed care.
Trauma-informed care is a relatively new approach that is based on the understanding that trauma is a major factor in the development of substance abuse and mental health issues. This approach focuses on the client’s strengths and resiliency rather than their weaknesses. This is a major shift in how treatment providers think about treating clients with substance abuse and mental health issues.
At Footprints Beachside Recovery, we are proud to offer our clients trauma-informed care. Our trauma treatment program is designed to help our clients heal from their trauma and develop their skills to live healthy, productive lives. To learn more about our trauma-informed care in Tampa, please contact Footprints Beachside Recovery today at 727.513.5972.
What Is Trauma-Informed Care?
The trauma-informed care approach is based on the following principles:
- Safety – Clients should feel safe both physically and emotionally.
- Choice – Clients should have a say in their treatment.
- Collaboration – Treatment should be a collaboration between the client and the provider.
- Empowerment – Clients should feel empowered to make decisions about their treatment.
These principles allow us to create a healing and supportive space where clients can begin to come to terms with the event that caused them pain in the first place.
Common Causes of Trauma
Trauma is an emotional response to an event or series of events that are perceived as life-threatening. Many different things can cause trauma, including:
- Physical, sexual, or mental abuse
- Childhood neglect
- Death of a loved one
- Serious illness
Unfortunately, many adults who have experienced a type of trauma may turn to drugs and alcohol to cope. This, in turn, can lead to substance abuse and mental health issues. It may also put them at risk of experiencing another traumatic event. Finding appropriate treatment can help prevent these events and help you understand the challenges you face.
Footprints Beachside Recovery Offers a Unique Approach to Trauma-Informed Care
At Footprints Beachside Recovery, we feel that it is important to include trauma-informed care in our drug addiction treatment program. Our professional staff is certified in trauma resolution therapies. In addition, our program is designed to treat trauma and other co-occurring disorders in an integrated fashion alongside modern drug addiction rehabilitation.
At our intimate treatment center located conveniently near Tampa, Florida, clients will receive the individualized care and attention that they need to heal from their trauma. Our goal is to help our clients begin the healing process as they come to terms with their past and develop strategies as they move into the future. To that end, we offer a range of addiction treatment options, including:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Trauma-focused CBT
- Yoga therapy
- Art therapy
To learn what your treatment may include, reach out to Footprints Beachside Recovery today.
Contact Footprints Beachside Recovery
If you or a loved one is struggling with trauma and addiction, please reach out to Footprints Beachside Recovery. Our expert team can help you heal from the effects of trauma and give you the tools to thrive. Learn more about what to expect from Footprints drug treatment program today by calling Footprints Beachside Recovery today at 727.513.5972.