Renew Wellness & Recovery, a trusted destination for women’s substance abuse treatment in Utah, recognizes that trauma often plays a significant role in the journey to addiction. To address this crucial aspect of recovery, Renew has embraced a comprehensive approach known as trauma-informed care, which prioritizes understanding and healing the underlying traumas that may contribute to substance abuse.
Understanding the Impact of Trauma
Many women who enter Renew’s program have experienced various forms of trauma in their lives, such as physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, neglect, or other adverse life events. These traumas can be powerful triggers for addiction, as individuals often turn to substances to cope with the pain and emotional distress associated with their traumatic experiences.
Trauma-informed care at Renew begins with a deep understanding of the impact of trauma on a person’s life. It acknowledges that trauma is not limited to a single event but can be cumulative, affecting a person’s mental, emotional, and physical well-being. This approach recognizes that a history of trauma may lead to self-destructive behaviors, including addiction.
Creating a Safe and Supportive Environment
Central to Renew’s trauma-informed care is the creation of a safe and supportive environment where women can begin the healing process. Safety is paramount, as many individuals who have experienced trauma may feel vulnerable and anxious in clinical settings. Renew strives to foster trust and security, allowing women to feel comfortable sharing their experiences.
The staff at Renew is trained to be sensitive to the potential triggers and emotional responses associated with trauma. This helps create an atmosphere of empathy and understanding, where women can feel heard and validated in their experiences.
Trauma-informed care at Renew includes a range of therapeutic interventions designed to address trauma’s impact on addiction. Women receive specialized trauma-informed therapy, which may include techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT).
These therapeutic approaches help women process their traumatic experiences, develop healthier coping mechanisms, and rebuild their sense of self-worth and safety.