Trauma and Addiction

What do witnessing or being in a serious car accident, being the victim of a crime, natural disasters (hurricanes, floods, fires, tornadoes, earthquakes), the sudden or violent death of a family member or close friend, serious injuries or life-threatening medical conditions, domestic violence or war/civil unrest, all have in common? They are life-changing occurrences that may lead to post-traumatic stress disorder, or simply trauma.

Multiple studies have shown that many individuals who have suffered a trauma in their lives (one study claimed as high as 59%) are more likely to develop a substance abuse problem. Additionally, individuals who have sought treatment for substance abuse disorders but did not deal with the trauma while in treatment have a greater chance of relapsing.

Addressing the trauma through a specialized trauma treatment plan greatly improves the chances of sobriety in trauma victims. One such treatment methodology is called Rapid Resolution Therapy® (RRT). Developed by Dr. Jon Connelly, RRT® eliminates the negative emotional or behavioral influence of traumatic events, whether these experiences are remembered, repressed or forgotten. It is not necessary to relive past events or experience any pain. The mind is cleared, organized and optimized. There are dramatic improvements in thoughts, feelings and behavior. Unconscious conflicts blocking desired change are pinpointed and resolved. As the root cause of problems is cleared, positive change endures.*

To learn more about the 28-day and extended care treatment programs, call Pathways at 855-349-5988.

*Information taken from The Institute for Rapid Resolution Therapy website,