Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Addiction

Understanding Trauma

A person may express guilt or shame as it relates to the traumatic incident. Traumatic events can be single, recurring, or multiple events that occur in a person’s life. Here are some examples:

  • Car crash
  • Violent assault
  • House fire
  • Sexual assault
  • Death of a child
  • Living through war/natural disaster
  • Attending combat
  • Childhood neglect
  • Sexual or physical abuse

If a person has experienced trauma in their lives, they may develop either simple or complex PTSD. Experiencing a single traumatic event is most likely to lead to simple PTSD. Complex PTSD tends to result from long-term, chronic trauma and can affect a person’s ability to form healthy, trusting relationships. Complex trauma in children is often referred to as “developmental trauma.”e use disorder.

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Trauma in the Workforce

Those who work as first responders are more likely to experience traumas, single or multiple based on their line of work. It is important for employers to be mindful of traumatic incidences their employee’s experience as counselling and therapy may be necessary. Common signs of trauma are:

  • Avoidance of activities or places that trigger memories related to the event
  • Withdrawal from others
  • Easily startled
  • Present as depressed or anxious

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Getting the Right Help 

People struggling with Trauma and addiction should seek mental health treatment from a reputable addiction treatment centre that specializes in treating trauma.

Canadian Health Recovery Centre’s interdisciplinary team of clinicians, psychotherapists, and addiction specialists have the expertise and training required to help people struggling with Trauma and addiction. Each client undergoes a thorough assessment process to determine the best combination of therapies and time in treatment. We take a holistic approach to treatment—that means we consider each client’s physical, mental, emotional, spiritual needs. 

If you’re struggling with Trauma and addiction, we can help. Learn more about Trauma and our inpatient residential program at our Ontario drug and alcohol addiction rehab, and take a virtual tour of our facility. Help is just a phone call away.

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