Addiction & Trauma Recovery Services in Texas

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Customized Trauma and Addiction Treatment

At Greenhouse Treatment Center, we offer a customized program for people who have experienced a traumatic event (or events) and are struggling with addiction.

Who We Treat

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The Coping with Trauma program at Greenhouse was created to help people with drug and alcohol addiction who have a history of trauma.

Trauma is defined as “an event, series of events, or set of circumstances that an individual experiences as physically or emotionally harmful or life-threatening.”1


Traumatic histories may include:1,2

  • Physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.
  • Living with a family member with addiction
  • Living with a family member with a physical or mental health condition.
  • Domestic violence or sexual assault.
  • Chronic poverty, racism, or discrimination.
  • Living through a natural disaster.
  • Surviving a serious accident.
  • War or other violence in the community.

As a result of this past trauma, these individuals may also be struggling with co-occurring mental health disorders, such as:1,2

If you are a trauma survivor and this program seems right for you, call us today at  to learn more.

Our Addiction & Trauma Recovery Program

Our specialized track for people with past trauma and addiction is woven into Greenhouse’s comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum.

Led by certified counselors who understand trauma and its impact on a person’s life, our Coping with Trauma program is designed to help people with histories of trauma begin the process of healing and recovery.

Types of therapy for addiction and trauma used in the program may include:

Seeking Safety, for example, is an evidence-based treatment specifically designed for people with trauma, PTSD, and/or addiction. Its overarching goal is to help patients find safety in their relationships, thoughts, behavior, and emotions.3

Discussion topics vary from session to session and may include:3

  • Setting Boundaries in Relationships.
  • Getting Others to Support Your Recovery.
  • Healing from Anger.
  • Coping with Triggers.
  • Self-Nurturing
  • Detaching from Emotional Pain (Grounding).

Coping with Trauma groups meet twice a week for an hour each session. Groups are separated by gender and limited to a maximum of 35 participants.

Trauma Program Levels of Care

At Greenhouse, we offer a full continuum of care from inpatient to outpatient services with personalized treatment plans designed to meet you where you are.

Our Coping with Trauma program is available to participants in various levels of care including:

Our treatment team will work with you to determine the most appropriate level of care for you and your needs.

The Connection Between Unresolved Trauma & Addiction

Research shows that unresolved trauma can significantly increase the risk of developing drug or alcohol addiction. There is also a strong association between trauma and substance use, fatal overdose, and suicide.1,4

The relationship between trauma and addiction is bidirectional—a persistent cycle where one may lead to or worsen the other and vice versa. For many people with histories of trauma, drinking or using substances can become an unhealthy way to cope. At the same time, individuals with addiction are more likely to be exposed to trauma or traumatic events, such as physical accidents or other dangerous situations.1,2

According to recent data, nearly half (47%) of people diagnosed with PTSD also have a co-occurring substance use disorder, and more than half of people who seek treatment for drug or alcohol addiction report experiencing at least one traumatic event in their lifetime.1,2

Why Is Healing Trauma Important to Recovery?

Healing trauma is important to recovery because unresolved trauma can seriously affect a person’s functioning, health, and well-being. Repressing or ignoring traumatic experiences, rather than addressing and processing them, can make these effects even more severe.1

In addition to increasing the risk of substance use disorder, unresolved trauma can increase the risk of severe mental illness and chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and cancer.1

As mentioned above, trauma and addiction can also negatively influence each other and, if left untreated, this may become a perpetual cycle that could impact treatment outcomes.1,2

When trauma and addiction co-occur, the standard of care is an integrated treatment model like our Coping with Trauma program. This means physicians, psychiatrists, therapists, counselors, case managers, and other specialists all work together as a team to treat both conditions at the same time, setting the same goals and keeping the treatment plan consistent.5

Types of Trauma

Trauma is a widespread issue that can happen to anyone at any age. An estimated 70% of the global population has been exposed to at least one traumatic event in their past, with nearly 31% experiencing four or more events.1

In the U.S., an estimated 90% of adults have experienced at least one traumatic event. Additionally, women report higher rates of domestic violence, sexual and physical assault, and child sex abuse, and they are twice as likely as men to develop PTSD.1

Trauma can be:1,2

  • Physical or emotional.
  • Natural or human-caused.
  • A single incident or enduring pattern.
  • Experienced by an individual, generation, or entire community or culture.

Signs and Symptoms of Trauma

Trauma can have serious and lasting effects on a person’s functioning, health, and well-being. An important aspect of trauma-informed care is being able to recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma.1,4

People process trauma in very different ways, and the effects of trauma can vary widely. Some possible signs and symptoms of trauma include:1

  • Headaches.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Fatigue.
  • Muscle tension and insomnia (stemming from “hyperarousal”).
  • Trouble regulating emotions.
  • Emotional “numbness.”
  • Depression and anxiety.
  • Substance use.
  • Self-destructive behaviors.
  • Social isolation.
  • Flashbacks.
  • Nightmares.
  • Impaired short-term memory.
  • Poor concentration and focus.
  • Feelings of shame.
  • Difficulty trusting others.

Trauma and Addiction Recovery in Texas

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At Greenhouse, our Coping with Trauma program offers trauma survivors hope and healing through specialized trauma-informed care. We provide different types of rehab and personalized treatment plans designed to meet each patient’s individual needs.

To learn more about our inpatient addiction treatment near Dallas or our outpatient treatment center in Arlington, call us at . Greenhouse’s compassionate admissions navigators are available around the clock to answer your questions about using insurance to pay for rehab, other ways to pay for rehab, and rehab admissions.

It’s never too late to get the services and support you deserve. Contact us to begin the path to recovery today.

Specialized Trauma-Informed Care

Our expert clinicians will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that fits your needs.
  • Evidence-Based Treatment

    At Greenhouse, we use proven therapies designed to treat addiction, trauma, and other co-occurring mental health conditions.

  • Healing, Spa-Like Environment

    Located in a former Neiman Marcus spa, our Texas treatment center provides an inviting and tranquil space for people beginning or continuing their recovery journey.

  • Empathy & Understanding

    We understand the complexities and lasting effects of trauma and how they relate to addiction. We also know how hard it can be to ask for help. At Greenhouse, our compassionate team is here to give you the support and resources you deserve.

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