Trauma Intervention Model

Preparing You for Life After Rehab

At Chattanooga Recovery Center, we use a combination of traditional therapy and innovative science-backed wellness programs to help you succeed on your journey to wellness and recovery in the most comprehensive way possible. In our trauma intervention model, we take a psychotherapeutic approach in order to mediate trauma and build resiliency. The goal is to give you the skills you need to improve your cognitive and emotional functions well beyond your time spent in rehab.

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What is a Trauma Intervention Model?

We incorporate a trauma intervention model into our programming because there is a high co-occurrence between substance use and trauma. Our model draws from dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), which focuses on acceptance, mindfulness, and other skills aimed at improving behavior and wellbeing.

The four concepts of DBT used in our trauma intervention model are:

  • Core mindfulness: Practicing mindfulness helps people to focus on the present in order to calmly handle what is happening.
  • Distress tolerance: This skill teaches individuals to get through difficult times when emotions are running high.
  • Emotion regulation: Emotional regulation will help you feel strong feelings without acting on them.
  • Interpersonal effectiveness: Interpersonal effectiveness helps people to develop effective ways to get their needs met from others in a healthy way.

How Does a Trauma Intervention Model Work?

The trauma intervention model was designed to assist our residents in better managing their behaviors, emotions, and thoughts. This allows you to handle life’s challenges more effectively as well as have better relationships with others.

The foundations of trauma-informed care are:

  • Commitment to trauma awareness to better allow those suffering to cope
  • Understanding the impact of trauma and oppression so it doesn’t rule your life

During our trauma intervention model, you will learn techniques for managing stress and how to employ guided imagery to build coping mechanisms and resiliency for whatever you face in the future. By creating a safe space for patients, we can help restore power through skill-building and empowerment to and increase one’s self-worth through acceptance, compassion, and collaboration.

How is Trauma Related to Substance Abuse?

Patients in treatment for substance abuse are frequently found to be suffering from trauma. According to the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, it is estimated that individuals diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) seek treatment for a substance abuse disorder at a rate five times higher than that of the general population. This correlation is why we believe drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers should be equipped to relate to and treat residents for symptoms of trauma.

Why Should I Come to Chattanooga Recovery Center for the Trauma Intervention Model?

Our diverse and comprehensive programs were designed to support every aspect of you on your wellness journey. We get that recovery is a lifelong journey; therefore, after checking out of rehab, your journey to sobriety is just beginning. Our supportive team understands addiction, and we are here to give you the skills, knowledge, and encouragement you need to continue this journey on your own terms. We want to make sure that you leave us with the ability to maintain your sober lifestyle.

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