We offer effective treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trauma-related disorders.
Compassionate treatment and a healing environment can make long-term recovery a reality.
The symptoms of PTSD can prevent you from full participation in the basic activities of daily life, including work, school and social events – but evidence-based treatment can help you manage these symptoms and reclaim your life. If you experience the severe and disruptive symptoms of PTSD, Crownview Co-Occurring Institute can give you the treatment you need to take your first steps on the road to recovery.
Our goal is to help patients with a history of trauma process the emotions associated with their trauma in a healthy, productive manner and move toward a healthy future. We develop treatment plans for PTSD around the specific needs of each individual client and ensure the treatment they receive matches their treatment history, their current needs, and above all, prevents any chance of re-traumatization during the recovery process.
Our experienced clinical and medical staff will design a custom blend of medical, psychiatric, and integrative therapies that promote optimal healing. We use the integrated, holistic treatment model to support the whole person, not just address and resolve the symptoms of the disorder. If you choose treatment at CCI, we collaborate with you to identify and address the trauma at the root of your PTSD symptoms – and we give you the practical tools you need to reclaim your life.
PTSD and Addiction
Many people with alcohol and/or substance use disorder (AUD/SUD) also have PTSD or report symptoms of PTSD. When an individual has an alcohol and/or substance use disorder and a mental health disorder at the same time, they receive a dual diagnosis and have what treatment professionals call co-occurring disorders.
While evidence from research varies, studies show the following relationship between PTSD and alcohol/substance use disorder:
- Close to 50% of people with PTSD meet criteria for alcohol/substance use disorder
- About 25% of men who seek treatment for AUD/SUD also have PTSD
- Close to 60% of women who seek treatment for AUD/SUD also have PTSD
- Individuals with PTSD are between two and four times more likely than those without PTSD to have AUD/SUD
In some cases, the painful, disruptive symptoms of PTSD cause individuals to use drugs and alcohol in an attempt to relax and/or distract themselves from disturbing thoughts, forget painful memories of the initial traumatic event, or numb distressing feelings such as the guilt, shame, anger, or fear associated with trauma. This phenomenon is called self-medication, and while it may work temporarily, the practice of self-medication causes more problems than it solves.
That’s why evidence-based treatment for PTSD and co-occurring disorders is essential: trauma related disorders and alcohol/substance use disorders rarely resolve on their own. In fact, without treatment, the most common outcome is that they get worse.
Treatment for PTSD and Comorbid Mental Health Disorders
Around 80% of people with PTSD have at least one additional mental or behavioral health disorder. Exposure to trauma and/or abuse increases the risk of developing a wide range of mental health and/or alcohol/substance use disorders. The disorders and conditions most frequently reported by people with PTSD include:
- Alcohol and substance use disorders
- Psychotic disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Personality disorders
At CCI, we use a holistic, integrated treatment model that helps our clients get to the root of their mental health disorder. We collaborate with our patients to help them achieve optimal healing and long-term, sustainable recovery.
How We Can Help with Your PTSD Treatment
Crownview Co-Occurring Institute offers specific dual diagnosis treatment for PTSD and the co-occurring disorders typically experienced by people with PTSD. We understand the critical importance of treating all aspects of trauma-related disorders and addiction disorders during the recovery process.
Our multidisciplinary team are experienced in assessing, diagnosing, and treating both PTSD and co-occurring disorders. Every patient at CCI receives a comprehensive mental health evaluation to ensure an accurate diagnosis. Once we arrive at an accurate diagnosis, we help patients manage or overcome the symptoms of any mental health or alcohol/substance use problem they face.
Common therapeutic approaches to PTSD treatment include:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Exposure and response 0revention (ERP)
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Prolonged exposure therapy (PET)
Throughout the treatment process, we monitor patient progress closely to ensure they meet their treatment goals and receive the best addiction treatment and psychiatric care available.
The Benefits of Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Patients learn about the situations and people that might exacerbate their symptoms and/or influence their use of alcohol or substances
- Patients work closely with their counselors to identify the underlying cause of their PTSD/substance use
- Patients work closely with counselors to identify, process, and resolve past trauma
- Patients learn practical skills to manage their symptoms
- Doctors monitor medication and make the appropriate adjustments while keeping a close eye on patient progress
- Staff members can offer consistent support when it’s needed most
Learn More Today
If you or someone in your family experiences the acute symptoms of schizophrenia or addiction, Crownview Co-Occurring Institute may have a program that meets your needs. Contact us today to learn how we can help.