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For those seeking addiction treatment for themselves or a loved one, the helpline is a private and convenient solution.

Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by American Addiction Centers (AAC).

We are standing by 24/7 to discuss your treatment options. Our representatives work solely for AAC and will discuss whether an AAC facility may be an option for you.

Our helpline is offered at no cost to you and with no obligation to enter into treatment. Neither nor AAC receives any commission or other fee that is dependent upon which treatment provider a visitor may ultimately choose.

For more information on AAC’s commitment to ethical marketing and treatment practices, or to learn more about how to select a treatment provider, visit our About AAC page.

If you wish to explore additional treatment options or connect with a specific rehab center, you can browse top-rated listings, or visit SAMHSA.

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Trauma Treatment Centers

Written by: Editorial Staff.

Trauma is defined as an emotional wound or shock that creates substantial lasting damage to one’s psychological development. Trauma may result from psychological or emotional injury caused by a deeply disturbing experience; or a body wound or shock from sudden physical injury. Trauma often leads to neurosis if left untreated. The effects that traumatic events have on people are unique.

Common Symptoms of Trauma Include:

  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Profuse sweating
  • Heart palpitations
  • Panic attacks
  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Paranoia
  • Insomnia
  • Frequent headaches

The Impact of Traumatic Events

The emotional and mental impact of trauma is almost always the same – unprocessed feelings, fears and anger surface over time due to traumatic experiences. There are residential treatment centers that are designed to handle patients specifically suffering from some level of trauma. They vary in their specialties and programs, but all have a common interest in relieving patients of the effects past traumas trigger throughout their lives.

Examples of Trauma Include:

  • Car accidents
  • Sexual abuse as a child
  • Violence in the home as a child
  • Physical abuse in relationships or a children
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Witnessing assault or death of another
  • Catastrophic, emotionally charged incidents

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

One of the most frequently diagnosed disorders following a traumatic experience is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). An online forum promoting trauma victims’ healing defines PTSD as,“a life threatening, debilitating disorder that can break down a sufferer’s body through anxiety and stress. Furthermore, it poses a significant suicide risk resulting from the brain’s neurological imbalance and chemical depression. Sufferers often live in denial.”

Group and individual therapy are recommended for trauma sufferers. In severe cases, it is recommended that individuals consult a medical professional to determine if medication can assist in their recovery. Many trauma victims have found serenity through support groups specific to their traumatic event.

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