A traumatic experience can result in a host of psychological issues. This can be especially true, if the experience was the result of someone else’s negligence or willful maliciousness. It can be easy to become obsessed with the event, and it can be difficult to move on. The victim can easily lose sight of the fact that there are still many things to live for and that professional help is available.
Physical injury can take a psychological toll on the victim, especially if the injury is of a serious and debilitating nature. The person may no longer be capable of doing things that he or she once loved to do or things that provided a sense of identity. An athlete who suffers major leg damage, a musician who loses an arm or a photographer who become blind will naturally have a very difficult time coping. They may be unable to see what they can possibly live for now that they cannot do the thing that was so much a part of who they were.
It is easy to say, “you still have so much to live for” when you are not the one who has suffered physical trauma. Recovery is more than a physical issue, as the challenges to recovery are as much psychological as physical. A person who does not meet regularly with physical and psychological recovery professionals is at risk of letting trauma take over his or her life. Physical trauma can lead to addiction, as individuals may turn to drugs or alcohol to manage related physical pain and emotional concerns. Finding trauma support and addiction recovery can give you the opportunity to do more than just survive after trauma.
If you are struggling with trauma, PTSD or related addiction issues, call our toll-free helpline. We are here for you 24 hours a day. Talk with us about your concerns, and let us help you find the treatment options that are right for you. Call today.