Overcoming the Effects of Trauma
Originally posted on https://www.graniterecoverycenters.com/addiction-recovery-blog/effects-of-trauma/
Most people are not equipped to deal with trauma. So, when it happens, it can throw your life into an emotional tailspin. Overcoming the effects of trauma may be difficult, be it is not impossible. A trauma therapy program in New Hampshire can help you manage the impact of trauma and get back on your feet.
The key to getting help is recognizing the link between the traumatic event and your current mental disorder or drug/alcohol addiction. It is possible to go for years without realizing why you have a drug dependency or suffer from anxiety or depression. However, once you make the connection, you can get the treatment you need to recover.
Identifying Trauma in Your Life
Trauma is different for everyone. As a result, people respond differently when they experience or witness a traumatic event. For instance, some people are only slightly affected by a natural disaster. Other people develop anxiety issues as a result of the same disaster.
Therefore, the first in identifying a trauma is exploring your response to it. There are several different types of traumas.
- Physical, sexual, or verbal abuse
- Natural disasters (hurricane, earthquake, tornado) that cause devastation
- Grief and loss from the death of a friend or loved one
- Witnessing or experiencing a war/military conflict
In almost all cases of trauma, you experience something that is life-threatening or could result in injury. Trauma can also include someone’s well-being or dignity being compromised. For example, sexual abuse may not be life-threatening, but it does affect someone’s dignity.
Getting Help for the Effects of Trauma
The most common long-term effect of trauma is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Disorder happens as a result of unresolved mental issues. There are several ways to tell if you have PTSD including:
- You suffer from anxiety or depression that does not seem to go away
- Certain experiences, people, or places trigger your memory of the trauma
- You have low self-esteem issues, anger, or rage
- As time goes by, you feel more isolated and alone
- Noises or other sensations easily startle you
The best way to overcome all of these effects is to get help from a trauma therapy program in New Hampshire. By working with a therapist, you can discover new ways of managing the effects of your trauma. There is a wide range of evidence-based and holistic treatments available for PTSD such as:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavioral therapy
- EMDR therapy program
- Adventure therapy program
Also, you should gather friends and family to form a support system. Those who care about you can provide encouragement and insight. You can’t battle PTSD alone. You can get the support and help you need from those that want to help you overcome the effects of your trauma.
Get Help for PTSD Today
You can’t erase your trauma. However, you do not have to live under the shadow of your trauma any longer. Granite Recovery can help you in overcoming the effects of trauma. To find out more about our trauma therapy program in New Hampshire, call us at 855.712.7784.
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