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.
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. 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.
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.
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:
Boca Recovery is one of the best treatment centers in South Florida to address your substance use! As a clinical staff member, I can genuinely say that each therapist working here has your best interests at heart. We will work beside you to help guide you towards a successful recovery!
"Being the first client to go through Boca Recovery Center, I can honestly say it was the best decision of my life. I have never been in a facility where every person working there treats you as if you are their family and is there for you every step of the way. It was the most loving and caring facility I have ever attended."
Boca recovery housing was very comfortable for the time I spent there. The apartment has two bedrooms fully furnished with kitchen appliances and all the necessary items to cook meals every day. It definitely allowed me to transition back to reality very easily as I was attending groups and AA meetings every day. I enjoyed using the gym and basketball they provided. I would recommend to anyone.
We’ve helped over 6,000 patients fight and overcome their addiction and we truly understand the level of care needed to achieve long-term sobriety.
We have some of the best medical directors that focus on creating customizable treatment plans to help patients overcome addiction
Our industry accreditations put us as the top 10% of rehabs in the U.S.
Most major insurance carriers cover addiction treatment. We will work with your provider to get you the maximum possible coverage for your care.
Patients with limited or no insurance may need to secure private financing. We can help put you in touch with third-party lenders and explore other options if needed.
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.