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Trauma-Informed Therapy

Trauma and substance use disorders (SUDs) often go together. People with a history of trauma often self-medicate with alcohol, cocaine, heroin, benzodiazepines, and opioids. At Boca Recovery Center, our therapists practice trauma-focused therapy that recognizes and emphasizes the impact of traumatic experiences on a person’s addictive behaviors.

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Trauma-Informed Therapy at Boca Recovery Center

Trauma has a significant impact on a person’s mental health and plays an important role in addiction. Therapists at Boca Recovery Center are trained to recognize trauma and guide the recovery process with compassion and professionalism.

Substance use and trauma are closely linked. For example, researchers say the level of substance abuse seen in adults closely relates to the trauma they endured as children.[1] But many people with SUDs don’t make the connection. Therapy can help.

A trauma-informed approach doesn’t mean blaming an event and moving on. Therapists help you understand how the events infuse the way you think, feel, and behave. Then, you can find a new way to live in recovery.

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What to Expect



At Boca Recovery Center, all patients are screened for trauma. Our therapists are experienced in recognizing the signs and symptoms of past traumatic experiences. We’ll learn about your past, your thought patterns, and your exposure to trauma.



Our therapists work with clients to restore a sense of safety and self-worth. Activities are planned to address painful memories and emotions as well as the resultant problematic behaviors.



Your treatment might take place in individual sessions with a trusted counselor. In time, you may participate in group therapy sessions to strengthen your skills. Therapy is provided sensitively in conjunction with relaxation techniques.


Benefits of Trauma-Informed Therapy

A trauma-informed approach can help you feel safe, comfortable, and supported while you work on your SUD. Benefits of this approach include the following:[2]

  • Awareness - Many people in our program had no idea that their trauma impacted almost every part of their lives.
  • Symptom recognition - A trauma-informed approach allows you to recognize the signs and symptoms of survivorship and how they impact your recovery.
  • Skill building - Our science-based approach allows us to integrate our knowledge of trauma into every therapy procedure we offer.
  • Compassionate care - We create a safe space for clients to learn about the normal response to trauma and its impact on their lives.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Trauma-informed therapy begins with the understanding that a past event can impact current decisions. A trauma-informed provider helps clients recognize the role the traumatic event played without retraumatizing the client or making them feel unsafe in treatment.

Treatment aims to help clients rebuild their sense of confidence and self-worth. The choice of activities depends on the client’s unique situation, such as their age at the time of trauma and the type of traumatic experience. Activities are planned to address painful memories and emotions as well as the resultant problematic behaviors.

The goal of any SUD treatment program is to help you stop abusing substances. A trauma-informed approach allows you to understand how distressing episodes can alter your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, making substance use more common. You’ll gain insight without being harmed or retraumatized in the process.

Yes. All Boca Recovery Center clients are screened for trauma exposure when they start treatment, and all of our staff is trained in trauma-informed approaches.

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