Treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Drug/Alcohol Addiction Together

Tranquility Woods is a dual-diagnosis addiction treatment program
Tranquility Woods offers residential treatment for clients struggling with drug and alcohol use disorders. Our program offers a blend of medical, clinical, and holistic expertise. We also provide on-site detox as part of our residential program. In addition to our medical treatments, clients are exposed to a high volume of individual therapy, and other holistic modalities to help kickstart the healing process.
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What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. Fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to help defend against danger or to avoid it. This “fight-or-flight” response is a typical reaction meant to protect a person from harm. Nearly everyone will experience a range of reactions after trauma, yet most people recover from initial symptoms naturally. Those who continue to experience problems may be diagnosed with PTSD. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened, even when they are not in danger.

Signs and Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Some factors that increase the risk for PTSD include:

  • Living through dangerous events and traumas
  • Getting hurt
  • Seeing another person hurt, or seeing a dead body
  • Childhood trauma
  • Feeling horror, helplessness, or extreme fear
  • Having little or no social support after the event
  • Dealing with extra stress after the event, such as loss of a loved one, pain and injury, or loss of a job or home
  • Having a history of mental illness or substance abuse

Source: NIMH


Our Addiction Treatment Philosophy

We believe that drugs and alcohol are not the root or cause of addiction ~ There is usually an underlying problem, that if not addressed, will cause success to be short-lived. We know that if we treat the whole person, success can be lifelong. We believe it is imperative to develop a personalized recovery plan for every client and to not take a “cookie-cutter approach.” By combining the best blend of techniques and determining what will be most effective for each individual, we believe our clients will be better positioned to live a healthy, successful life in recovery.