Sometimes traumatic events fade into the past without leaving a mark. But when an individual struggles to move on from trauma, the result can be post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Often, substance use becomes a means of coping with PTSD. A co-occurring disorders treatment program can provide support and healing for PTSD and addiction.
Vertava Health of Mississippi Outpatient is a leading substance use treatment center in Mississippi. We offer a variety of programs designed to help individuals overcome addiction and related mental health concerns, including PTSD.
Call 888.498.2376 today to learn more about getting help from our therapists at Vertava Health of Mississippi Outpatient.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition that develops due to a traumatic event. Some of the most common causes of PTSD include:
- Sexual assault
- Car accidents
- House fires
- Gun violence
- Childhood sexual abuse
- Physical, verbal, or emotional abuse
- Warzone experiences
PTSD becomes a risk anytime someone has a terrifying or life-threatening experience and feels powerless to change the situation. PTSD can be related to a single incident, like a car crash, or an ongoing experience in a certain environment, like living through an abusive relationship.
Some of the most common signs of PTSD include:
- Flashbacks to the event
- Intrusive thoughts
- Fear or anxiety
- Emotional numbness
- Mood swings
- Withdrawal from family and friends
- Unexplained aches and pains
- Weight changes
- Substance use
The symptoms of PTSD can make it very hard to live life fully. They also often lead to substance use. Using drugs or alcohol can feel like a short-term solution to PTSD, temporarily providing relief.
Unfortunately, using substances to deal with trauma only worsens mental health and often leads to the development of a substance use disorder. If you or a loved one are showing signs of PTSD, a PTSD treatment center can help.
What Is a PTSD Therapy Program?
A PTSD treatment program is a form of mental health treatment designed to provide healing from the lingering effects of a traumatic experience. Clients work with therapists to explore traumatic events, address repressed memories, and feel and release pent-up emotions.
A PTSD treatment program empowers clients by helping them fully understand their trauma, learn coping skills for when symptoms arise, and gradually re-establish a sense of safety.
The PTSD therapy program at Vertava Health of Mississippi Outpatient consists of both individual and group therapy. Clients receive one-on-one support and attention. They also develop a community of peers who understand what it’s like to live with PTSD.
Individualized sessions offer privacy and a therapist’s undivided attention, while group sessions foster a sense of belonging, solidarity, and support.
What to Expect at Our PTSD Treatment Center in Mississippi
Vertava Health of Mississippi Outpatient is a leader in substance use treatment. Our PTSD treatment center in Mississippi is designed to offer PTSD support to clients who are also working to overcome substance use disorder.
When an individual is dealing with both PTSD and addiction, it’s essential that a treatment program offers support for both conditions at the same time. PTSD is often a direct cause of substance use disorder, and we understand that a treatment program that doesn’t address both PTSD and addiction together is unlikely to lead to lasting results.
Treatment at Vertava Health of Mississippi Outpatient begins with evaluation and the creation of a treatment plan. We offer detox and inpatient treatment services for clients whose substance use is severe. We also offer outpatient programs as a step-down option and for clients who don’t need residential care.