PTSD Treatment

PTSD Treatment in Cincinnati

Cincinnati Mental Health Treatment

PTSDCedar Oaks Wellness Center is a full-service rehab facility that takes a whole-person approach to client wellness. Often, this means giving underlying mental health issues the attention they deserve.

If you or someone you love are battling an addiction to drugs or alcohol with co-occurring PTSD, we want to help. Our addiction treatment and mental health professionals have extensive experience counseling clients who’ve struggled with these disorders and have helped numerous clients break the cycle of substance abuse while simultaneously addressing the issues which have led to them to use.

Ready for your recovery? Call (513) 780-5201 to learn more about our programs and how we can help.

Co-Occurring PTSD and Substance Use Disorders

Substance use disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are debilitating conditions that often co-occur. In fact, one national epidemiological study suggests that nearly half (46.4%) of study participants with lifetime PTSD also met criteria for substance use disorders.

PTSD is a condition triggered by a traumatic event most associated with severe anxiety and intrusive memories. However, people with PTSD can experience many symptoms. Some of these include:

  • Flashbacks or nightmares
  • Avoidance, including avoiding thinking or talking about the traumatic event or avoiding places or activities that remind you of the event
  • Negative changes in thoughts and mood, including hopelessness, memory problems, and feeling emotionally numb
  • Arousal symptoms, such as being easily startled, sleeping difficulties, and feeling tense or on guard, irritability, and angry or aggressive outbursts
  • Self-destructive behavior and overwhelming feelings of guilt or shame

Individuals who struggle with PTSD and addiction may have symptoms that vary in intensity over time, as well as different underlying traumas from their past, such as sexual or physical abuse, car accidents, or military service. According to the VA, a substantial majority of Veterans with PTSD also meet criteria for comorbid substance use disorders, often involving alcohol. Other research has shown that individuals with PTSD and addiction have a heightened risk for other mental health challenges, including depression and anxiety.

Signs of Substance Misuse and Addiction

Many individuals with PTSD often use drugs and alcohol to self-medicate and treat their symptoms. Unfortunately, this can lead to addiction, dependence, and a worsening of PTSD symptoms that create larger problems in a person’s life.

Signs a person may be misusing or abusing alcohol or drugs include:

  • Changes in behavior, spending habits, and finances.
  • Poor work performance and lack of motivation.
  • Changes in weight and appearance.
  • Drug-seeking behaviors / becoming argumentative about substance use.

Treating Addiction and PTSD

Scientific research has found that an integrated approach to treating both substance use disorders and PTSD can be more successful than treating only one or the other.

At Cedar Oaks Wellness Center, we place an emphasis on total-person, holistic care, and leverage our experience in addiction treatment and mental health to help clients with dual diagnoses address both their substance use and the underlying conditions that may fuel or exacerbate their use – be it PTSD, anxiety, or depression.

Our team prioritizes the creation of individualized care plans custom-tailored to your specific needs and utilize various therapies and methods to help you find solutions that work best for you. Members of our team are also trained in trauma-informed care and have years of experience helping clients who have been diagnosed with PTSD.

Some of the PTSD treatments and therapies we offer in our alcohol and drug rehab programs include:

Our mental health program is backed by evidence-based treatment models Seeking Safety, CBT, DBT, Solution Focused, and Motivational Interviewing.

Start Your Journey to Recovery

Cedar Oaks Wellness Center operates a state-of-the-art drug and alcohol rehab facility located on 120 acres of beautiful forest and open space near Cincinnati. Our secluded campus provides a serene setting for clients to start their journeys to recovery, and our team of trained and compassionate professionals provide support and guidance every step of the way.

If you have questions about our treatment programs and available therapies for addressing co-occurring PTSD, call (513) 780-5201 or contact us online. We’re here to help.

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