Refresh Recovery provides a systematic and integrative approach to trauma within substance abuse and mental illness treatment. We believe that there are underlying roots of our behavior and that with evidence-based practices, tools can empower individuals to rise above their past. Wondering if you have had trauma that is interrupting the quality of life and considering getting help? Understanding trauma is important to begin the journey of recovery.
You and your child might have experienced a traumatic event together: for example, a serious car accident, a flood, a domestic explosion, a shooting, or the suicide of friend. The trauma could also be something that happened only to you, or only to your daughter/son.
Even if you didn’t experience the traumatic event with your relative, you might still have strong feelings and reactions afterwards.
For example, you might feel guilty that you couldn’t stop the tragedy or that you were absent during the event. You might also feel anxious, overwhelmed or upset. These are natural reactions, because you feel responsible for keeping your next of kin safe.