Trauma can affect anyone at any time in their life. Natural disasters, domestic abuse, gun violence, and accidents lead to the effects of trauma every day. Unfortunately, many people are unaware that an event or series of events has affected their physical, mental, and emotional health. Others may not know where to find trauma therapy and mental health treatment. At NuLife Behavioral Health, we help clients across Massachusetts recover with comprehensive trauma therapy and mental health treatment.
Are you struggling with the effects of trauma? You are not alone. NuLife Behavioral Health can help. Our trauma therapy centers provide Massachusetts residents with trauma-informed treatment for addiction and mental health disorders. Call us now at 888.568.2057 to learn more about the benefits of mental health treatment programs.
What Is Trauma?
What one person may perceive as traumatic, someone else won’t. This makes trauma complex and requires individualized treatment and care. Trauma is a physical, mental, and emotional response to a life-threatening event. When threatened, the brain turns on the fight, flight, or freeze response. This is an ancient survival response that has helped humans survive for millennia. During the fight, flight, or freeze response, the body releases certain chemicals like cortisol and adrenaline to help people survive. If these chemicals are processed during the event, it becomes a memory. If they don’t, it becomes a trauma.
Trauma, in some part, depends on upbringing, experience, belief systems, and someone’s ability to self-regulate their nervous system. Studies show that unresolved trauma traps cortisol, adrenaline, and other chemicals in the body’s tissues. When this happens, non-life-threatening events like loud noises and bright lights can trigger traumatic memory, flashback, and other physical responses as the body tries to process the unresolved event.
Trauma is connected to a person’s memory and the body’s experience of an event. For those who suffered childhood trauma, there may be little or no memory of an event. Their body, however, may struggle with strange symptoms like aggression, low-stress tolerance, emotional outbursts, and feeling unsafe in safe situations. These can all be signs of unresolved trauma.
Treating Trauma and Addiction Through Dual Diagnosis
Trauma and other co-occurring disorders often lead someone to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. People who also have co-occurring disorders like anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder, can more easily develop an addiction. At NuLife Behavioral Health, we use dual diagnosis to diagnose, treat, and manage addiction and co-occurring disorders.
Behavioral therapy is a leading therapy for addiction and mental health. Trauma therapy may use several approaches, including behavioral and alternative therapies to develop new strategies for stress reduction and self-soothing. Through talk therapy, physical exercise, and expressive therapies, clients at NuLife Behavioral Health develop the tools they need to identify triggers, process trauma, and take better care of their mental health.
Begin Trauma Therapy and Mental Health Treatment in Massachusetts Today
If you or someone you love is struggling with the effects of trauma, mental health treatment can help. Trauma is common and treatable. NuLife Behavioral Health can help you and your loved ones struggling with trauma, PTSD, and other co-occurring disorders. Our Massachusetts clinic meets clients where they’re at for compassionate, individualized treatment and care for mental health and addiction recovery. Our programs provide intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization alongside referrals for residential and aftercare programs with our trusted partner clinics. No matter where you are in your recovery, NuLife Behavioral Health can support you and your family with our flexible programs.
Call NuLife Behavioral Health Today to Learn More
Whether you’ve experienced personal or collective trauma, our qualified team is here to support your recovery. Learn how mental health treatment can help you and your loved ones thrive. If you’re ready to learn more about diagnosis and trauma therapy at our Massachusetts clinics, call us now at 888.568.2057 to start therapy today.