Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Every individual copes with trauma differently.

At Clear Recovery Center in Los Angeles, we strive to help individuals manage their addiction by finding the root of it. What sets us apart from other treatment centers is that we target both mental illness and addiction simultaneously. We specialize in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). All of our treatments are fully personalized. Clear Recovery Center can help your loved one suffering from PTSD and addiction. We’ll create a comprehensive, long-term plan for fighting both illnesses. We are certain that the tools we equip them with will be of lasting benefit to their mental health. Contact us today to help someone you know begin their life-long journey to recovery.

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What is PTSD?

PTSD is a psychiatric disorder. It commonly arises in individuals who have experienced some sort of traumatic event. PTSD can occur in anyone regardless of age, sex, or ethnicity. It affects about 3.5% of U.S. adults. Typically, it affects more women than it does men.

Individuals with PTSD experience intense and painful thoughts about their past trauma long after that trauma has passed. They often feel sad, angry, or detached from reality. Because of these negative feelings, people with PTSD will sometimes disengage from their day-to-day lives. These intense feelings can also be triggered by nightmares and flashbacks. In order to diagnose PTSD, some traumatic event must have unfolded in a person’s life. This traumatic event isn’t always directly related to the person in question. PTSD can occur if the individual is exposed to someone else’s trauma.

One of the dangers of PTSD is the potential development of drug addiction. Many PTSD sufferers experience a co-occurring disorder, which only hinders the recovery process. Because of symptoms like insomnia, isolation, or emotional numbness, people with PTSD turn to drugs to combat their hardships. Call Clear Recovery Center today if you’d like to learn more about the causes and symptoms of PTSD.

How We Treat PTSD

Trauma creates long-lasting wounds that stem from feelings of fear and danger. PTSD sufferers experience increased anxiety, prolonged fear, irritability, and even guilt or shame. If you think your loved one may have PTSD, Clear Recovery Center can help them take control of their mental illness.

We give effective strategies for coping and functioning normally in day-to-day life. We firmly believe that every patient is different. This is why we’ll never force a generalized treatment plan on your loved one. Our professionals at Clear Recovery Center will closely examine their traumatic event and the events following it to uncover the root of the mental illness. In cases of a co-occurring disorder, it’s important to us that we target each illness separately and uncover the link between the two. This way, we can be absolutely certain that your loved one has the ability to manage the severity of their PTSD.

From there, we can better understand their emotional pain and minimize destructive behaviors. The healing process includes both clinical therapy and holistic approaches. Something we do well at Clear Recovery Center is creating a safe and comforting environment that aids their journey to recovery.

We never make assumptions about a person’s life or experiences and pride ourselves on being providers of outstanding mental health care that is both effective and long-lasting.

Co-occurring Addiction and Mental Health Issues

Substance use disorders can coincide with mental health or even multiple issues at once. That includes mood, developmental, eating, and behavioral disorders. Clear Recovery Center is equipped to handle a wide variety of co-occurring disorders.

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Our Programs

Our dual recovery program treats both PTSD and drug addiction. Because these illnesses can coincide, we tailor a unique treatment plan to every patient who comes to see us. The team at Clear Recovery Center will educate your loved one about their illness. In addition, we will equip them with effective coping strategies that continue to work once they finish their time with us.

Unfortunately, substance abuse and PTSD sometimes go hand-in-hand. Those who have experienced some sort of traumatic event tend to lean on drugs. However, this only suppresses their symptoms instead of confronting the trauma head-on. Our recovery program will help your loved one get sober and pave the way for mental clarity. We can help them face trauma and take control of their life.

Every individual copes with trauma differently.

At Clear Recovery Center in Los Angeles, we strive to help individuals manage their addiction by finding the root of it. What sets us apart from other treatment centers is that we target both mental illness and addiction simultaneously. We specialize in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). All of our treatments are fully personalized. Clear Recovery Center can help your loved one suffering from PTSD and addiction. We’ll create a comprehensive, long-term plan for fighting both illnesses. We are certain that the tools we equip them with will be of lasting benefit to their mental health. Contact us today to help someone you know begin their life-long journey to recovery.

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How PTSD Affects Sufferers

PTSD can make the victim want to stay isolated. Therefore, there is great value in joining a community of others going through similar trauma. Small triggers can make symptoms flare up at an unexpected time.

Feelings of restlessness and fear can quickly arise. They can make it difficult for the victim to function normally. Aside from the emotional effects, PTSD can also cause physical symptoms like sweating and increased heart rate.

Those suffering from PTSD deal with a range of symptoms that include:

  • Re-experiencing trauma intensely in the form of flashbacks or nightmares
  • The desire to avoid people and places
  • Feelings of numbness
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability

Symptoms of PTSD can arise in many ways. Here are some potential causes of PTSD: 

  • A traumatic event that happened directly to the victim
  • Seeing someone else suffer through a traumatic event
  • Finding out that someone else experienced a traumatic event and being exposed to details about the event.
  • Repeatedly hearing details about traumatic events that are unrelated to the victim.

Signs That You Are Suffering From PTSD

To find out if you are suffering from PTSD, a person needs to delve into their past and see if there is a particular event or trauma that persists. Some questions to consider include:

  • Do you find yourself revisiting this trauma often?
  • Is the recollection of this trauma painful and intense?
  • Do you find yourself detaching from reality and relationships as a way to cope with your trauma?

If a person is unsure of what these symptoms may mean, we encourage them to contact us at Clear Recovery Center. We can help with treating mental illness.

At Clear Recovery Center, we can help your loved one to trace their symptoms. We’ll get to the root of their mental illness.

Your next step is clear.

If you are interested in learning more, contact our expert clinical team by phone 1-877-799-1985, or by requesting more information on our website. We look forward to helping you develop your plan for recovery today.

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In addition to being in-network with Anthem, Magellan and MHN, Clear Recovery Center accepts many PPO healthplans.


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Your recovery. Our philosophy. At Clear Recovery Center, our expert clinical team is here to help you achieve lasting, sustainable recovery from mental health and addiction.

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