Trauma Informed Care

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Trauma-informed care offers a perspective that acknowledges the pervasive impact of trauma on a person’s brain, body, and spirit. For adults, trauma is usually caused by exposure to the threat of death, serious injury, or sexual molestation. Learning about trauma experienced by a loved one or family member is also a form of trauma. Archstone Behavioral Health is here to help you or your loved one get help for the trauma in a safe environment. Contact us today and we will help you overcome the effects that traumas may have on your life!

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The root cause of addiction is often trauma.

What is Trauma?

Although the word “trauma” is commonly used in popular culture to mean any upsetting experience, not all experiences are traumatic. In essence, trauma is a strong emotional response to a triggering event. Events that may cause traumatic experiences include (but are not limited to):

  • Witnessing the threat of death or severe bodily harm
  • Watching or experiencing violence
  • Learning about a traumatic event affecting a loved one
  • Repeatedly experiencing the extreme aversive details of a trauma

According to SAMHSA’s concept of trauma, there are three “E’s” of trauma: Events, Experiences, and Effects. There are also the four “R’s”: Realization, Recognize, Respond, and Resist.

Immediately after a traumatic event, a person may experience shock and denial. These feelings often lead to long-term effects such as flashbacks, unpredictable emotions, and strained relationships. Trauma can also contribute to physical symptoms such as nausea and headaches. Most people deal with traumatic experiences in one way or another and continue living on with their lives. However, some people have extreme difficulty moving past their traumas. That is why trauma-informed care is specifically designed to help people whose issues stem from past traumas.

Trauma-Informed Care (TIC)

People who have experienced severe trauma in their lives are often reluctant to seek treatment because they are afraid of living in the past. Refusing to accept the victim mentality can allow some people to lead productive lives; however, unhealed trauma may manifest itself in numerous destructive ways. Repressing a traumatic experience or memory locks it away in your psyche, where it will wreak havoc on your self-esteem, career, personal relationships, and general well-being.

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Repressed trauma can be incredibly difficult to deal with.

What trauma-informed care does is focuses on what happened to you instead of what is wrong with you. This approach to treatment acknowledges that there needs to be a complete picture of the patient’s life situation (both past and present) to create the best treatment program.

There are four principles behind trauma-informed care:

  • The need to realize the widespread impact of trauma and understand the best path to recovery
  • Active avoidance of re-traumatization
  • Recognition of signs and symptoms of trauma in individuals
  • Integration of trauma knowledge into every aspect of treatment (policies, practices, procedures, etc.)

Furthermore, this approach to treatment emphasizes safety, trustworthiness/transparency, peer support, collaboration, empowerment, humility, and responsiveness. But in order for this approach to work, there needs to be a certain organizational level present within the treatment facility. At Archstone, we have worked hard to create and maintain the necessary policies, procedures, and practices to enable us to provide the best possible trauma-informed care.

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Overcoming Trauma Starts at Archstone

Trying to ignore a traumatic event will result in countless mental health concerns and relationship problems. If you have considered attending trauma-informed therapy in Lantana, FL, Archstone Behavioral Health may provide the relief you’ve been searching for. At Archstone, our team of therapists knows all about how to help people overcome traumatic experiences. Our small, committed team of clinicians, psychiatrists, and therapists have more than 20 years of experience helping families heal from past trauma. We offer evidence-based care to individuals–and families–in need. For many people in Lantana, the process of healing from trauma begins at Archstone Behavioral Health.

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We will help you overcome your trauma and return to your normal life.

We have empowered our staff with an organization that allows them to create an atmosphere and culture that is ideal for helping patients overcome their traumas. Our trauma-informed care can (and will) help people control their emotions, improve relationships, solve problems, and recognize what is important.

Trauma & Addiction Recovery Programs

Archstone Behavioral Health provides evaluation, consultation, and psychotherapy for adults aged 18 and older who have been affected by trauma and other challenging life events. Having a dual diagnosis, experiencing a traumatic loss, community violence, the death of a loved one, and combat deployment can all be traumatic.

In addition to our addiction therapy programs, we also offer the following comprehensive mental health treatment programs for adults. We offer many types of addiction and mental health therapy for our patients, including the following:

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive-behavioral therapy includes a fundamental set of therapeutic procedures that address the role of particular thoughts and behavior patterns that often interfere with mental health. CBT helps people reshape their actions and feelings by modifying their thought patterns in order to correct problematic behavior.

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CBT is a form of talk therapy.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical behavior therapy is a relationship-based treatment option. We employ group work, skills training, individual therapy, and self-monitoring to change certain behaviors. DBT is a mental health therapy model that uses a combination of skills training and relationship building between the patient and clinician to help manage overwhelming emotions and difficulty controlling behavior.

Aside from these two, clinically-proven, treatments, we also offer mindfulness training, formal peer support, and mindfulness training as part of our treatment programs. These are the key ingredients for successful trauma-informed care, after all.

Treating Substance Abuse Disorder in Adults

We know that trauma and substance use disorder go hand in hand. When people experience a traumatic event that they aren’t prepared to cope with, it is common for people to turn to drugs or alcohol. Therefore, trauma-informed care needs to be able to deal with a range of addiction issues. That is why we offer numerous addiction treatment programs at Archstone Behavioral Health, including:

Contact Archstone and get the help you need!

Your road to recovery starts at Archstone Behavioral Health! With our dedication to trauma-informed care, we are your best option when it comes to overcoming all sorts of issues that stem from past traumas, including mental health issues and addiction. Contact us today and we will provide you with a tailored treatment plan that is both trauma-informed and offers the best possible chance of a swift recovery.

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What disorders are considered to be trauma-related?

Traumas can create a wide range of mental health issues. The most common disorders that are known to be trauma-related include PTSD, compassion fatigue, anxiety, isolation, and depression. However, traumas are deeply connected to various other issues such as anger management, addiction, and other mental health disturbances.

What is Archstone’s approach to trauma-informed care?

We are proud to say that we are one of the few Florida treatment centers that fully understand the necessity of trauma-informed care. That is why our small team of experts has access to all the necessary training and resources to facilitate this approach to treatment. We are all about ensuring that the physical and emotional safety of our patients is properly addressed.

What levels of care does Archstone offer?

Our Florida treatment center offers a full continuum of care. This means that our patients will never have to deal with any transportation between centers, referrals, or any other unnecessary hassles. At Archstone, nothing gets lost in translation!

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