The common causes of complex trauma are physical abuse, sexual abuse, mental abuse and profound neglect. Although most complex trauma occurrences happen during childhood, the effects can carry over into adulthood.
Unfortunately, one of the most common effects – typically used to cope with the emotional impact caused by personal trauma – is drug abuse.
Some symptoms you or a loved one may experience due to complex trauma are:
If a few months have passed and you are still experiencing symptoms, you may need to seek a professional help.
If you or a loved one has turned to drugs or alcohol to cope with complex trauma, The Raleigh House can help. Our drug treatment program provides therapies and support to help you recover from addiction as well as emotionally. At the Raleigh House, our treatment program includes:
More than 1 in 7 Americans will experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at least once in their life. Although it can be hard to connect the dots between addiction and trauma, the connection may be more distinct than you believe. Click here to read more about how trauma can lead to addiction. If you or a loved one are suffering from drug addiction related to trauma, call The Raleigh House today at 720-891-4657 or contact us online to learn how our treatment programs can help you or someone you love get better.