It's not uncommon for people with a history of drug and alcohol abuse to also have a history of past trauma. When addiction specialists incorporate trauma informed practices for these clients, treatment is often much more effective. The right approach can help clients finally begin the process of moving past the trauma into a healthier, addiction-free future.\r\nThe Link Between Trauma and Addiction\r\nA traumatic event isn't just a bad experience that you've had. Although no one likes having bad days, or phases, they are a part of life. Trauma, however, is what happens when you can't move past the event or situation. You're unable to move forward. Instead, you continually relive the traumatic event\u2014including how you felt when it happened\u2014as if it's still going on.\r\n\r\nWhile some people are seemingly able to deal with a traumatic event such as domestic violence with no permanent, adverse effects, others remain stuck in that experience.\r\n\r\nTrauma therapy is a good option for people who can't move on. But, only a small number of those who need therapy seek it out. Far too many of them try to escape their negative feelings or cope by abusing drugs and alcohol. The more dependent they grow on these damaging substances, the higher their chances of developing an addiction.\r\nHow Trauma Informed Practices During Addiction Treatment Helps\r\nSpecialists who use trauma informed practices in addiction treatment understand that clients must feel safe, supported and empowered. They need to develop trust in other people. Above all, clients should not feel like they're reliving the same trauma over and over.\r\n\r\nMany men and women who have lived through a traumatic event have trouble voicing their feelings. They may not feel safe, physically or emotionally.\r\n\r\nA trauma informed approach doesn't try to make clients forget about what happened to them. A skilled therapist works instead to help them deal with their feelings differently. An effective addiction treatment program shows them that they have healthier, more productive ways to cope with trauma and substance dependence.\r\n\r\nWith the right treatment plan in place, professionals can guide clients toward increased self-esteem and self-worth. As their confidence grows, they'll turn to other coping skills for recovery in place of drugs and alcohol.\r\nBreak Free of Drug and Alcohol Addiction\u2014Starting Today\r\nAt Beaches Recovery in Jacksonville, Florida, our skilled team takes a comprehensive approach to addiction treatment. We treat addiction to a range of substances, including alcohol, meth, opioids, heroin and prescription drugs.\r\n\r\nThe addiction therapy services we offer include:\r\n\r\n \tPTSD treatment program\r\n \tCognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)\r\n \tDialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)\r\n \tEMDR therapy\r\n \tFamily therapy\r\n \tGroup therapy\r\n\r\nIf a past trauma has contributed to your addiction, let our trauma informed practices make a difference in your life. At Beaches Recovery, our compassionate professionals provide trauma informed addiction treatment programs to help men and women move forward into healthier, happier futures. Reach out to us today at <a href='tel:8666050532'>866.605.0532</a> to learn how we can help you.