Trauma & PTSD assessment and recovery services are at that core of what we do at Sure Haven. An incredibly high percentage of women addicted to drugs or alcohol have experienced trauma, and some even suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
At Orange County's Sure Haven Trauma & PTSD Treatment Center, we look at the whole person and move beyond just treating addiction. Master's level clinicians will help you to learn coping skills for the trauma that often accompanies substance use. Together we'll delve into any underlying issues like depression, eating disorders, and anxiety and offer some of the most effective treatment available. In order for women to face their trauma head-on, they must be provided a safe environment where they are allowed to comfortably break down their issues before putting the pieces back together.
There are several different types of trauma women we have treated have worked through in the recovery process, such as childhood or adult sexual trauma. Women who experienced sexual abuse as children may find themselves having difficulties later in life if that trauma was not thoroughly addressed before. Depression, anxiety, substance disorders and eating disorders are other common problems for which women who have been sexually abused will seek help.
Many women suffer from chronic depression and anxiety, which began during or shortly after periods of abuse. Some turn to the use of substances or food-related behaviors to cope with thoughts, feelings and memories that are distressful and persistent. If trauma-related symptoms occur for some time, women who consistently use unhealthy behaviors to cope are likely to also develop other disorders. Such women, if they must eventually seek recovery from coexisting substance disorders or eating disorders, may find that trauma symptoms initially recur or increase until different coping skills are in place.