PTSD Therapy in New Hampshire

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Recovery Mountain Treats Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, commonly known as PTSD, is a psychiatric disorder characterized by a traumatic event, such as abuse, a violent assault, or rape, which the sufferer has experienced. While PTSD is often attributed to war veterans and soldiers, many other people suffer from this disorder.

It is a mental health condition that can impact anyone who has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. Some common symptoms of PTSD include avoiding any reminders of the traumatic event and intrusive thoughts and feelings that take you back to the event.

While it is normal to have these symptoms immediately after an event, you probably have PTSD when these signs and symptoms last one month or longer.

Often, living with undiagnosed PTSD may lead to self-medicating with harmful substances, such as drugs or alcohol. And this considerably increases the risk of developing a dangerous substance use disorder or addiction. PTSD and addiction can take over your life and make it difficult and tricky to carry on in society or live a healthy life. This is the reason wellness and recovery must be taken seriously.

There are many effective wellness for healing trauma, and Recovery Mountain can help you find the right solution, depending on your needs and preferences. Recovery Mountain offers focused PTSD therapy in New Hampshire by helping you address and overcome underlying trauma to reconnect to yourself and your community.

Addressing PTSD through a trauma therapy program promotes total healing, and we are here to help. Our New Hampshire team will help you learn to navigate life challenges and traumas and cope with your past without any alcohol or drugs.

What Causes PTSD?

The following are typical examples of traumatic events that may cause PTSD:

  • Losing a loved one or family member under distressing circumstances
  • Health pandemics, such as COVID-19
  • Traumatic childbirth
  • Surviving a natural disaster, such as a hurricane
  • Being diagnosed with a chronic or fatal illness
  • Witnessing terrorist attacks
  • Exposure to trauma at work
  • Violence and cruelty in military combat
  • Bullying, abuse, and harassment

At Recovery Mountain, our compassionate and caring staff provides an effective post-traumatic stress disorder wellness program to ease the symptoms and signs of PTSD.

If you or a family member is struggling with PTSD, our team provides compassionate wellness and care that can teach you strategies and skills that minimize the adverse effects of PTSD.

The Several Types of Trauma from PTSD

Trauma experienced by people with PTSD can be grouped as follows:

  • Acute stress disorder
  • Normal stress response
  • Uncomplicated PTSD
  • Complex PTSD; and
  • Comorbid PTSD

How Trauma Impacts a Person

The effect of trauma can range from very subtle and benign to highly destructive. However, anyone who wishes to live a happy and productive life should undergo PTSD wellness. These are a few of the most common effects and consequences of trauma:

  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Nightmares and flashbacks
  • Avoidance of any reminders of the trauma
  • Feelings of being overwhelmed
  • Fear, depression, and anxiety
  • Loss of interest in usual activities
  • Emotional numbness
  • Social withdrawal from family and friends
  • Sleep disturbance or insomnia
  • Outbursts of violence or anger

How PTSD Relates to Addiction

There’s a close association between PTSD and addiction. A traumatized individual is at a higher risk of developing addiction or a substance use disorder (SUD). Addiction or substance abuse triggers high-risk behavior that can increase the risk of being re-traumatized.

Alcohol and drug use also impairs emotional thinking and cognition in ways that reduce a person’s ability to cope with challenging traumatic events, old or new.

If you’ve PTSD and co-occurring substance use disorder or alcohol use disorder, this is called a dual diagnosis. In most cases, the addiction usually involves any or more of the following substances:

  • Prescription painkillers
  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Meth

In individuals with both addiction and PTSD, getting to the root of the trauma is imperative to recovery and healing.

How Recovery Mountain Treats PTSD

We can effectively treat PTSD with psychotherapy, safe psychiatric interventions, and integrative services. wellness like Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), CBT, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) have successfully treated PTSD. Also, many medications have proven to be valuable in alleviating the symptoms of PTSD.

This mind-body and holistic approach is essential for healing physiological conditions such as PTSD. Recovery Mountain’s neurobiological integration approach to wellness combines fitness, acupuncture, mindfulness, nutrition, and yoga with psychotherapy and suitable psychiatric interventions.

Common Therapies

Recovery Mountain uses the following therapies for clients with PTSD:

Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT)

This is used to help you change negative thoughts and behavioral patterns by identifying fundamental problems and their potential causes. CBT teaches our clients coping techniques and skills to manage harmful thoughts or behaviors so they can lead a better life.

Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

This therapy prompts clients to recall potentially distressing and painful memories while following hand movements in order to promote rapid eye movement. EMDR is theorized to stimulate your brain’s ability to reprocess memory, helping you uncover patterns in your behaviors.

Our team takes a trauma-informed approach to treating all clients, making sure that you feel safe, supported, and comfortable in our healing environment.

The Goals of PTSD Therapy at Recovery Mountain

Trauma-focused therapy at Recovery Mountain is designed to provide people with strategies and skills to help better understand, cope with and process the multitude of memories and feelings associated with traumatic and overwhelming experiences. The main goals are to:

  • Learn about and understand trauma
  • Identify trauma triggers
  • Re-establish safety
  • Devise and deploy healthy and positive coping skills
  • Decrease PTSD symptoms
  • Practice trauma processing and integration

Why Choose Recovery Mountain for PTSD wellness in New Hampshire

Teaching you how to cope with your emotions and feelings is one of our main goals at Recovery Mountain. Without adequate coping techniques and skills, breaking the vicious cycle of trauma and addiction is almost impossible.

Recovery Mountain’s PTSD wellness program strives to break the addiction and substance use cycle. After establishing a diagnosis, your addiction or substance abuse wellness plan is customized and personalized to include various therapies that meet your specific goals and needs.

With the help of our trained and experienced clinical staff and therapists, you’ll learn new and better ways to cope with, understand and heal from your traumas without resorting to substances and alcohol for support.

Receive PTSD Trauma Therapy from New Hampshire’s Leading Wellness Facility

If you have turned to drugs or alcohol to numb the pain of trauma, it is crucial to seek the therapy you need for recovery and lifelong healing. Our professionals provide compassionate trauma therapy services to address the unique needs of our valued clients throughout New Hampshire, and we would love to help you heal and recover from the past and find hope and success in the future.

It’s time to start living your life to the fullest, free of triggers, unnecessary pain, and suffering. Contact us today or connect with us online to take the first step towards a more productive life.