Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Psychological trauma is damage done to the human mind following and caused by a traumatic event or situation. Trauma is caused by a person’s inability to cope and manage the stress and emotions that were results of the event or experience. Common trauma-inducing experiences include:
- Sexual Assault
- Child Abuse or Maltreatment
- Domestic Violence
- War-Related Trauma
- Medical Trauma
- Traumatic Loss
- Natural Disasters
After traumatic events, people may develop extreme anxiety, anger, depression, paranoia and more. Those consistent symptoms in the long term may be referred to as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
People also may have ongoing problems with insomnia or physical pain associated with traumatic events. Often, people suffering with trauma struggle to maintain their self-esteem and their personal relationships. There are healthy ways of coping with trauma both in and out of treatment. Basic self care and healthy habits like a balanced diet, regular exercise and sufficient sleep help to accompany treatments and therapies and encourage full recovery from trauma and PTSD.
Aurora Recovery Centre’s philosophies are consistently reflected in the way we value our members and staff. Everything we do is in the interest of our members’ recovery for life.
Aurora’s treatment process is built upon a member-first culture and stands on three pillars that reflect our philosophy toward our members’ recovery: Heal, Connect and Recover.
From initial contact with Aurora, you begin to experience our Member-First Culture. Our highly experienced Addiction Specialists help you navigate the complex, emotional decision to admit to treatment.