A study published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence titled, “Violent Childhood Experiences and the Risk of Intimate Partner Violence in Adults: Assessment in a Large Health Maintenance Organization” explains that negative behavioral patterns continue unless trauma is thoroughly and adequately treated. At CuraWest we believe that in order for long-term sobriety to be achieved, all underlying conditions – including underlying or current trauma – must be adequately addressed. For this reason, we have developed a medical detox program that not only provides a safe and pain-free withdrawal, but focuses heavily on intensive therapeutic intervention and trauma-informed care.
Healthy and Effective Coping Mechanisms
There are many healthy and effective coping mechanisms and relapse prevention skills when it comes to working through past or current trauma. Some of the coping mechanisms we encourage and teach include:
- Mindfulness meditation – Meditation and prayer are important components of the spiritual part of addiction recovery. We teach clients numerous mindfulness meditation techniques geared towards helping calm the nerves in stressful situations.
- Keeping up with self-care – Self-care is crucial to long-term sobriety. This means making a meeting every day and maintaining personal boundaries. Eating healthy, exercising and going to therapy. Doing what you need to do to stay in a good place mentally and emotionally.
- Making at least one 12 step meeting daily and any attending any additional, trauma-related support groups that could prove to be beneficial – If you are struggling with something specific, be sure to speak up!