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Trauma and Addiction

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It’s an unfortunate truth that we live in a world where people get hurt accidentally and intentionally. These events can leave a person traumatized on both a physical and emotional level. You can also draw a clear line between trauma and addiction. This happens in large part because trauma requires careful and appropriate pain management, which often fails to happen. Trauma can also penetrate every fiber of your being, making you wonder how you’ll get over it. This is the job of trauma therapy in Colorado.


Trauma takes many forms. A basic physical trauma happens any time someone is involved in a car accident or a fall. Work-related injuries can also be a form of trauma if they limit a person’s mobility or permanently disable them. Any kind of physical violence or abuse can also lead to physical and mental trauma.

Mental and emotional traumas can stem from a variety of sources. Witnessing or being in a bad accident can cause it. Seeing or experiencing any kind of intentional violence or sexual abuse can leave a person traumatized emotionally. Emotional abuse can also leave a person traumatized. 

Trauma and Addiction

There is an unfortunate link between traumas of all kinds and addiction. Physical traumas can leave a person with lasting physical pain. That physical pain can trigger prescription drug addiction given to you by a doctor. It can also lead to addiction to street narcotics or alcohol if you try to use them to control your pain. 

Trauma can also leave lasting mental or emotional pain. Trauma can trigger depression, which is strongly linked with alcohol addiction and other types of drug abuse. Sexual trauma, emotional trauma, and physical abuse can damage a person’s self-worth and self-image so badly that they seek out drugs to escape their feelings. 

Treatment for Trauma and Addiction

When a person is traumatized and seeks out drugs or alcohol to manage their pain, addiction often follows. It’s not necessarily a life sentence. A variety of treatments can help you come to terms with the trauma and manage your addiction. A few of the more common treatments include:

The precise group of therapies you get depends in large part on the nature of your trauma and the specific drug you use. 

Entering Treatment

Entering treatment is a relatively straightforward process. In general, you spend a few days to a week in a medical detox program. The detox program lets you either purge the drugs from your system or start a management program for a small handful of dangerous drugs. After your stay at the detox center, you then typically go to a drug rehab facility.

Most drug rehab facilities perform a basic insurance verification to ensure that your coverage will handle most or all of the costs. Depending on your life situation and your treatment needs, you may enter a residential program or outpatient program. While residential programs typically show better results in the long-term, clients with a low risk of relapse can succeed in outpatient programs. 

About Aspenridge Recovery Lakewood

Aspenridge Recovery Lakewood specializes in trauma therapy in Colorado. Visit our center today in Lakewood, CO. 

Don’t let trauma and addiction haunt you forever. Contact Aspenridge Recovery at (855) 281-5588 and learn if our program is the right one for you.

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