Northern California Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment
Trauma and Dual Diagnosis – Co-occurring Disorders Integrated Treatment
New Start Recovery Solutions
Addiction Treatment Northern California and the US
2449 Pacheco Street | Concord CA 94520
Call Admissions at 877-367-9930 for assistance.
Each patient is evaluated by New Start Recovery Solutions staff and receives a bio-psycho-social assessment; and an individualized treatment plan. If you or your loved one is located in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Bay Area, Sacramento, Chico, Paradise, Redding, Martinez or other northern California area – and are dealing with a drug abuse or an alcohol use disorder – welcome to evidence based whole person addiction treatment at New Start Recovery Solutions.
Dual Diagnosis Integrated Treatment
According to the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) – about 45% of Americans seeking substance use disorder treatment have been diagnosed with a co-occurring mental disorder.
Integrated Treatment is needed for lasting recovery for individuals with dual diagnosis. This means addiction treatment with multidisciplinary teams. Treatment teams include mental health professionals and substance abuse specialists working together to provide individualized addiction recovery treatment and relapse prevention.
What is Psychological Trauma? A traumatic event or situation creates psychological trauma when it overwhelms the individual’s ability to cope. Individuals experiencing trauma can feel emotionally, cognitively, and physically overwhelmed.
Trauma may begin as acute stress from a perceived life-threat. This can include powerful one-time incidents like accidents, natural disasters, crimes, surgeries, deaths, and other violent events.
For example, the survivors of Paradise Camp Fire – driving on the only road out of town surrounded by a growing fire and not knowing if they would survive – experienced trauma.
Or trauma can be the result of cumulative and repetitive stress. This includes events such as child abuse, neglect, combat, urban violence, concentration camps, battering relationships, and enduring deprivation. Both acute stress and ongoing stress can create trauma that seriously impairs the ability to function with resilience or experience inner peace. Acute or ongoing stress conditions can create (or trigger) physical and emotional trauma, PTSD, overwhelm, and stress related conditions.
When alcohol or drugs are used as a ‘coping’ mechanism for trauma or PTSD – a strong addictive cycle starts. The chains of addiction can be broken. However, without treating the root cause (trauma) – a lasting recovery and return to sober living will be difficult.
Recovery from Trauma
There is hope – trauma recovery is possible! Recovery from trauma is an integrative treatment process involving the mind, body and spirit.
Treatment plans are unique to each individual. Medication, if needed, will be prescribed by our medical doctor.
Trauma resolution therapy is provided by our licensed mental health professionals experienced in trauma therapy. Therapy includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and mindfulness training.
Other therapies may also be included. PTSD treatment is available for veterans; and anyone experiencing post traumatic stress symptoms.
Relapse Prevention – Mindfulness and More
Relapse prevention in recovery begins with a plan. We help each patient develop a unique relapse prevention plan that will work for them.
In early recovery, it is best to avoid relapse triggers. Avoiding relapse triggers can include family gatherings if drinking and drugs will be present.
But as recovery and sobriety become more stable – it is possible to prevent relapse even when addictive substances are present. A relapse prevention plan is critical at this point.
Tools for Relapse Prevention: A Relapse Plan and Mindfulness
- With a relapse prevention plan in place – you don’t have to relapse to work the plan. Relapse prevention becomes a daily routine.
- Mindfulness is the method to implement relapse prevention.
Letting Go and Moving Forward with Mindfulness
“You only have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”
~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Mindfulness is developing the internal focus to be quietly aware of your own thoughts and impulses – without judgment. And, without acting on habitual impulses.
Although it is definitely not easy – positive growth and positive changes are possible even from the most tragic of circumstances and trauma. Mental health and balance can be restored.
Lasting recovery from substance abuse requires a total re-assessment of habitual behaviors and habitual thinking patterns.
Addiction recovery (and recovery from traumatic events) requires a greater degree of self-knowledge. And a leap into the unknown of more positive choices is needed. For most, this process also results in inner spiritual growth.
Bay Area and Northern California Whole Person Recovery
New Start Recovery Solutions has affordable, confidential and effective addiction rehab.
We serve the cities of Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Stanford, Menlo Park, San Francisco, Sacramento, Chico, Paradise, Redding, Martinez and all surrounding areas.
Need Help with Alcohol or Substance Abuse?
If you or your family are experiencing the effects of addiction – it is time to take the necessary steps to get help.
New Start Recovery Solutions can help you with alcoholism and drug rehab in most areas of the U.S.
If PTSD or any form of mental illness is also involved (depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and more) – it is critical to make certain the recovery center you choose has Dual Diagnosis treatment.
Northern California and U.S. Addiction Rehab Locations Available
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