The effects and symptoms of trauma can spill over into adulthood for someone who experienced a traumatic childhood and never received professional treatment. These effects can lead to the development of a co-occurring addiction problem. If substance abuse and trauma are governing the way you live your life, it is vital that you reach out for professional trauma treatment.
If you haven’t received trauma treatment for the traumas sustained during childhood and have developed an addiction as a means to self-medicate your symptoms, you will find long-term recovery incredibly challenging. When you can’t get over traumatic experiences from your past, you may experience some of the following effects:
Addiction and trauma form a vicious cycle. Your trauma led to the addiction, the addiction prevents you from seeking help for the trauma. You will continue to suffer the symptoms of trauma and turn to drug or alcohol abuse for temporary relief. The key to recovery from drug abuse and trauma or alcoholism and trauma is to treat both the addiction and the underlying trauma as individual pieces of a whole puzzle.
If you use drugs or turn to alcohol because of trauma that is haunting, you can benefit from trauma rehab help in the following ways:
If you are unsuccessfully dealing with trauma and a substance abuse problem, call our toll-free helpline today. You will be able to confidentially discuss your substance abuse and trauma with our compassionate counselors, and we can develop a treatment plan that will work for you. We offer help for trauma, addiction and restoring your life to one that is healthy and happy.