Addiction and trauma disorders are closely linked, as many individuals turn to alcohol or other drugs to escape the pain of traumatic experiences.
Our addiction rehab centres provide an effective treatment program to address the co-occurring conditions in a comprehensive manner.
PTSD Definitions and Symptoms
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an incapacitating mental health condition prompted by a traumatizing experience – either through experiencing it first hand or by witnessing it second hand. Individuals who suffer from PTSD experience symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, in addition to uncontrollable, sometimes irrational thoughts about the event that took place. After a severely traumatic event, people will often find themselves having difficulty coping with normal everyday life. However, PTSD sufferers will usually feel this for a longer period of time, to the point that it will have a severely negative effect on their lives.
Our dedicated team of health care professionals understands that getting effective treatment for your PTSD is your top priority. We know you need help and we’re here to provide the latest, most effective psychotherapy techniques in a state-of-the-art facility, helping you come to terms with your condition through cognitive behavioural therapy and other relevant techniques. We can help you get back on track and gain control over your symptoms, helping you move on from the traumatic event that has been plaguing you. Our compassionate, comprehensive approach treats the whole person, and our holistic residential rehab facility lets you reconnect with nature while we help you work on your issues. In treating veterans and in other challenging cases, Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres is uniquely qualified and experienced in helping those struggling with PTSD.
Trafalgar provides residential treatment for PTSD and co-occurring addiction disorders. We have a highly trained and experienced team of professionals ready to provide customized therapeutic addiction treatment for the abuse of substances and mental health disorders.
For those unable to attend residential treatment we offer intensive outpatient treatment. Our outpatient programs are tailored to the client’s schedule and needs and enable them to go home at night.
As part of all Trafalgar’s PTSD treatment programs we offer aftercare services to make sure that upon graduation of the client any kind of relapse will be prevented through our aftercare, ContinUCare and Continuation of Care. Some may think that if they have made it through an addiction treatment program then their problems are over. Completing an addiction treatment program is a great accomplishment but it is only the beginning of the recovery journey. Aftercare is especially important during the first few years of recovery.
Aftercare participation at Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres is a chance to interact with other clients who also struggle with addiction, practice social skills and identify relapse triggers. Our Aftercare Groups enable you to have an opportunity to check in and receive constructive feedback from fellow addicts on how you are progressing.
ContinUCare enables the client and their Trafalgar care team to monitor progress on the journey to recovery and potentially identify and address areas of concern before they escalate into serious problems. It is like having your care team constantly watching out for you and there to provide help if needed.
Continuation of Care – clients will schedule a 45-minute call with the Program Manager during the first week after discharge. Addiction counselling calls will continue each week for a period of two months. Clients can arrange calls to suit their schedules within regular business hours. These counselling calls will provide an excellent way of tracking progress and discussing any issues that may arise.