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According to research from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, experts estimate that over 8 million Americans are struggling with an addiction to an illicit drug. Drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting often involves more than good intentions or willpower. Fortunately, there are evidence-based treatments that can provide support and tools to assist individuals break the cycle of addiction. For women who are struggling with an addiction to drugs, let us help. Contact Hammocks on the Edisto today at 833.793.0191 to learn more about our services.

What is Trauma-Informed Care?

Trauma-Informed Care consists of three main components:

  1. Creating an environment that reflects physical safety, trust, consistency, transparency, predictability, and choice.
  2. Restores autonomy by focusing on personal strengths, choices and empowering women with knowledge and skills building
  3. Increasing self-worth by demonstrating respect, compassion, acceptance, and nonjudgment.

With our trauma-informed treatment program, Hammocks on the Edisto gives women the tools to manage their past and move into the future with confidence.

What Is Drug Addiction?

The term drug addiction refers to physical and psychological dependence on substances like opioids, cocaine, or methamphetamine. Addiction is a chronic medical disorder that affects the brain and changes behavior. The consequences of drug use can have wide-reaching effects on individuals, their families, and even their communities. Despite the negative consequences of drug use, it may be difficult to stop without assistance.

The body develops a tolerance for the drug, and over time, it needs more and more to obtain the same effect. When the drug is no longer available, the body begins to experience withdrawal symptoms such as:

  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety or nervousness
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Muscle aches and cramps

At Hammocks on the Edisto, our substance abuse treatment program can help break the cycle of addiction and provide the tools a woman may need to regain control of her life.

Trauma-Informed Care & Drug Addiction

A trauma-informed care approach in the treatment of substance abuse considers the prevalence of trauma’s impact on a woman’s life, wellbeing, and path to recovery. Trauma can be an event or series of events that is deeply disturbing or distressing to the individual. It is important to note that what is considered traumatic varies from person to person. Some examples of traumatic events include:

  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Death of a family member
  • Physical injury
  • Severe illness

The effects of trauma can be significant and debilitating, and those who have experienced trauma can be at increased risk of alcohol or drug addiction.

A trauma-informed treatment approach creates a safe space for residents, and promotes an environment of healing, while encouraging self-care as a healthy coping mechanism.

Contact Hammocks on the Edisto Today

At Hammocks on the Edisto, we strive to provide the care and support that the ladies we work with need to recover from their addiction. We offer a range of therapeutic options to assist in women’s recovery, including:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational interviewing (MI)
  • Individual, family, and group counseling

Each woman in our women’s rehab program receives a beautiful private or semi-private room where she can spend her time when she is not in therapy or spending time with our other residents. We can support women’s recovery, even if they feel like they’ve come to a dead-end in life. Please contact Hammocks on the Edisto today at 833.793.0191 to learn more about the treatment options available at our women’s drug rehab center.