What is Trauma-Informed Addiction Treatment?
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration outlines the concept of a trauma-informed treatment approach as
- Realizes the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery;
- Recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff, and others involved with the system;
- Responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices; and
- Seeks to actively resist re-traumatization.”
Trauma-Informed Addiction Treatment in Panama City Beach, Florida
At JourneyPure Emerald Coast, we utilize trauma-informed care methods to identify the hidden triggers behind addiction. We understand that the root of addiction is oftentimes grounded in trauma, whether from an environment of emotional neglect or a specific past event. All types of trauma impact the neurological system of the individual. Our therapists understand how trauma and addiction work together to affect our clients from a social, psychological, and neurological perspective. We work to help our patients understand how their behaviors may be influenced by underlying emotional injuries.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration goes on to set the standard for what a trauma-informed approach looks like by outlining 6 key principals of a trauma-informed approach to treatment.
- Trustworthiness and Transparency
- Peer support
- Collaboration and mutuality
- Empowerment, voice and choice
- Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues
The main priority at JourneyPure Emerald Coast is to foster an environment that is both emotionally and physically safe. We do this by constantly working to develop transparency with our staff and by collaborating with patients so they can learn to operate from a standpoint of empowerment rather than self-sabotage. We focus on developing relationships that are grounded in trust and seek out ways to ensure all patients feel comfortable. Our evidence-based treatment is always inclusive and we seek to make each patient feel valued and cared for.