It’s unfortunate, but trauma often comes hand in hand with substance use disorders. Those who have experienced a traumatic event are more likely to turn to drugs to cope. Substance use can lead to dependence and tolerance. At Women’s Recovery, our goal is to help you with both.
Women are particularly susceptible to developing substance use disorders due to trauma. 80% of women seeking substance use disorders treatment have a history of trauma or abuse. That’s quite a strong correlation between the two.
This doesn’t only apply to adults. 70% of adolescents involved in a drug or alcohol abuse treatment program had a history of trauma and abuse as well. Teens involved with trauma were much more likely to try different drugs and to drink alcohol. Misuse of drugs and alcohol quickly spiraled into addictive behaviors. In such cases, a trauma treatment program is vital.
Treatment programs that look at the effects of both of these factors tend to be more effective. They not only treat substance use disorders but also improve the user’s quality of life. They will learn how to deal with their trauma in a healthy and responsible way.