Many patients who experience alcoholism or drug addiction have traumatic pasts. Some of these events can be difficult or almost impossible to overcome. Examples of life trauma include such things as:
- Domestic violence
- Military and combat experience
- Childhood sexual abuse (CSA)
- Developmental abandonment
- Severe grief and loss events
- Sexual assault and rape
Because there can be so much emotional upwelling with prior life trauma, having a treatment program that uses sophisticated and evidence-based approaches to address such issues will improve healing rates dramatically. Centers with the Trauma rating endorse that they are experts in providing Trauma-Informed Care. If this is a necessary component of your search, consider these programs as highly capable to meet your health needs.