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What Is Trauma and How is It Connected to Addiction?

Trauma is one of the most complex and widespread factors influencing addiction. Understanding the answer to the question “What is trauma?” and how it ties to substance abuse can help the recovery process. This treatment can be done with appropriate intervention and care from compassionate, patient counselors. At The Willows at Red Oak, we strive…

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National PTSD Awareness Day

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a prevalent mental disorder. Through National PTSD Awareness Day, advocates work to raise awareness about this issue. While many people think that primarily veterans experience PTSD, there are actually countless victims of trauma, violence, and crime who also suffer from the disorder. What Is National PTSD Awareness Day? National PTSD…

Trauma Informed Care

Originally, trauma-informed care was a treatment framework for just treating trauma. It focuses on understanding, diagnosing and responding to different kinds of trauma. Through this kind of program, survivors gain a new sense of empowerment. How Trauma-Informed Care Works Today, trauma-informed care is a part of many kinds of treatment programs. Advanced, holistic rehabs include…