Trauma is an intense psychological reaction to an event or repeated situation. These experiences can cause emotional pain and physical suffering beyond the initial instance of trauma. Often, post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD results from these experiences. Prairie Recovery Center provides care specifically designed to help people begin to heal from trauma in our residential PTSD treatment center in North Dakota.
If you or a loved one suffers from the effects of trauma, we can help. Reach out to Prairie Recovery Center today online or at 844.979.4310 to learn more about the PTSD outpatient treatment programs at our mental health treatment center.
Causes of Trauma
People experience trauma for a range of reasons.
Some of the causes of trauma include:
- Physical or sexual assault
Involvement in military combat
- Living through war or natural disaster
- Emotional or physical neglect or abuse
- Domestic violence
- Relationship attachment issues
- Witnessing a traumatic incident
Types of Trauma and PTSD
Trauma can cause a wide range of physical and mental health symptoms and PTSD symptoms. Some people are quick to anger, while others develop anxiety or depression. It is also possible to become detached from emotions altogether. Other common issues include sleep disturbances, relationship problems, and flashbacks to traumatic episodes. Those suffering from trauma may struggle with alcohol or drug abuse, eating disorders, or self-harm. Treatment at Prairie Recovery Center involves comprehensive care, including dual diagnosis treatment, that addresses any co-occurring mental health disorders or substance abuse addictions.
There is a range of possible responses to trauma. These include acute stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, among others. Acute stress disorder is an immediate response to a traumatic incident. It lasts anywhere from three days to three weeks following an event. People who develop this disorder are at risk of PTSD and may benefit from trauma therapy.
Trauma and PTSD Treatment
Residential PTSD Treatment and Trauma Therapy
Residential PTSD treatment programs and trauma therapy help clients explore their trauma in a safe space. Your treatment program will include individual and group therapy as well as other traditional and alternative treatments. Our Prairie Recovery Center team offers trauma-focused therapy techniques to help clients process everyday trauma triggers. These triggers can keep you stuck in old patterns of behavior. These techniques provide another way to help you process trauma so you can move forward with recovery.
Other therapeutic approaches that might be used at our residential PTSD treatment center in North Dakota include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Exposure therapy
- Alternative modalities like equine-assisted therapy
Trauma and Co-Occurring Disorders
It’s common for people with addiction and other mental health issues to have underlying trauma. These can include anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, sex addiction, and intimacy disorders. Destructive behaviors become a way to cope with the emotional pain of unresolved trauma. It’s crucial that co-occurring disorders receive proper mental health treatment along with the trauma. Addressing these issues at once ensures you get the treatment you need to progress with every stage of recovery.
Benefits of PTSD Treatment
The best way to begin to heal from trauma is to enter into a PTSD treatment program, such as the one offered at Prairie Recovery Center. Our team is committed to helping people identify the root causes of their trauma so that they begin to overcome its effects.
Besides beginning to heal, there are many benefits of PTSD treatment at Prairie Recovery Center, including:
- Access to a supportive and compassionate team of professionals
- Individualized care that addresses each person’s unique needs and experiences
- Evidence-based therapies, such as psychotherapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness meditation, and more
- A focus on healing the whole person, rather than just the symptoms of PTSD
- A safe and supportive environment in which to heal and grow
If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma, please reach out to us today. Our Prairie Recovery Center team can help you take the first steps on your journey towards healing and recovery. With the right treatment, it is possible to overcome PTSD and reclaim your life. So why wait? Contact us now to learn more about Prairie Recovery Center’s comprehensive PTSD treatment program.