Gulf Breeze Recovery’s THRIVE® program is unlike any other and offers a proven “niche” for those who have struggled with chronic relapse. When you watch the testimonials of past residents, you find that each person’s experience with detox, if needed, and the general entrance into the facility was a pleasant and welcoming transition.
Pamela Downey a licensed mental health counselor in Florida has been with Gulf Breeze Recovery since their inception in 2013. As a therapist with a background in multiple disciplines, Pamela appreciates integration with a focus on wellness. She has enjoyed working in private practice as a psychotherapist in downtown Pensacola since 2014, working with clients…
Holistic rehabilitation investigates the underlying sources of addictive behavior and seeks to respond to addiction in ways that are successful for the long term. This makes holistic rehabilitation particularly effective at helping with instances of repeated or chronic relapse.
If you’ve heard about it but haven’t researched it, you may wonder what EMDR therapy is. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a mental health treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories. EMDR therapy facilitates the processing of traumatic memories to bring them to an adaptive resolution.…
If you are struggling due to a traumatic experience, or injury, it can lead to serious problems with your daily life. Some trauma triggers include loss, natural disasters, invasive surgeries, or being a victim of violence. It can take years to recover from events like these, and trauma can rewire your brain to cause anxiety,…
The impacts of trauma during childhood often linger on into adulthood and can lead to the development of psychological problems and/or addictions. Indeed, research has established such a firm link between childhood trauma and substance abuse that some treatment facilities now offer concurrent treatment of addiction and any underlying trauma.
Regardless of their age, social status, race or education level, females are statistically more prone to experiencing traumatic events precisely because of their gender. To cope, females may tend to develop substance dependence.
The rate of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) may be up to 15 times higher in the military population than it is in the general population, which likely explains in part the prevalence of substance use disorder in the military. Consequently, when people see or hear the term PTSD, they likely think of veterans.
Numerous studies over the past 30 years have established that there is a definite link between trauma and alcoholism and/or drug addiction. In fact, many substance abuse treatment facilities treat trauma and addiction as co-occurring disorders.
It is no mystery that many people turn to substances and alcohol as coping mechanisms. Symptoms of stress and anxiety are often treated by “self-medication” instead of counseling or therapy. Past or present traumatic experiences are well-known to create long-term stress, anxiety, and other related wellness disorders.