What is Trauma Informed Care?

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What is Trauma Informed Care?

By Lakeview Health
Lakeview Health
Published: March 17, 2020

According to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), most of us have had at least one traumatic experience. More specifically, more than 60% of American men and more than 50% of American women have experienced one or more traumatic events in their lifetime. And these numbers matter, particularly when trauma affects so many young people. The number of studies linking trauma — especially childhood trauma — and addiction are too numerous to count. And according to the U.S. Department of Justice, upwards of 70% of adolescents suffering from addiction have been exposed to trauma. The prevalence of trauma, especially as it related to addiction, makes these statistics very important indeed. If, like many, you have been wondering, “What is trauma-informed care?” Lakeview Health can help.

The most common psychological issues that underpin addiction are well-known: anxiety, depression, and trauma. At our trauma disorder treatment center in Jacksonville, FL, in particular, we focus on helping you heal in a variety of ways. By using an array of trauma-informed therapy programs, we focus on healing your addiction at its very root. This means treating your trauma alongside your addiction. And by addressing both, we provide the tools you need to live a life free of drugs and alcohol. If you have been asking yourself, “What is trauma-informed care?” it is worth contacting our trauma disorder treatment center, where we focus on treating the trauma feeding your addiction.

How Does Trauma-Informed Care Work?

There are multiple answers to the question, “What is trauma-informed care?” The basic principles behind trauma-informed care are:

  • As health-care professionals, we should always understand and take into account the likelihood of trauma
  • Specifically, we should assume that it is likely that an individual in our care has experienced some form of trauma
  • We should understand that trauma is pervasive, that is, that it affects every aspect of a person’s health
  • We must go to great lengths to avoid retraumatizing individuals who have experienced trauma

At Lakeview Health, we believe that addiction rarely springs up on its own. And by treating your trauma, we can make sure you have the tools you need to recover successfully.

Reach Out to Lakeview Health Today

If you or someone you care about is battling addiction, it is time to seek professional help. And our trauma-informed care programs in Jacksonville, FL, are designed with patients like you in mind.

At Lakeview, we offer multiple levels of care, including medically supervised detoxification, a residential addiction treatment plan, intensive outpatient care, and a comprehensive aftercare program. We also offer numerous levels and varieties of counseling and a reintegration program aimed at helping individuals who are moving on from addiction successfully. And all of these are infused with our trauma-informed mission.

So if you have been asking, “What is trauma-informed care?” and would like to know more, take the first step by reaching out to the difference-makers at Lakeview Health. Contact us using our secure online form today, or call us at 866.704.7692. Moving on from addiction is never easy, particularly when you have experienced trauma. But with support, you can take your life back.