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Addressing Early Childhood Trauma

Trauma is one of the most misunderstood mental health conditions. When trauma occurs, it impacts your brain's functionality and stays there for the long term.  Early childhood trauma can create an uncomfortable and even dangerous mental health situation for many people. If you have a loved one facing it, it's important to have professional help. Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center provides a trauma treatment program to our residents. If your early childhood trauma has led to mental health conditions and substance abuse, we can help you. Contact our faith-based treatment center today at 662.373.2828 to learn about your treatment options.

What Happens in Early Childhood Trauma?

Trauma can mean a lot of different things. In all situations, it is some type of event or experience that creates a significant change in the way a person sees a person, place, or thing. This can be brought on by either witnessing or experiencing the trauma firsthand. It may be related to physical abuse, emotional abuse, or sexual abuse. In some people, it is a situation that makes them fear their life or the life of someone they love. When  early childhood trauma like this happens, the brain goes to work to minimize the impact. The events are not fully dealt with by the mind. Instead, those areas are often sealed off and hidden. Often, a person buries these thoughts because dealing with them is too painful. It is not always a decision to do this. Many times, it is due to a psychological change in the brain's chemistry.

Trauma Does Not Just Go Away

The problem is that even with  early childhood trauma that no one talks about or understands, there is a lasting impression. It can create a wide range of risks for a person for many years. Many times, they do not even understand the link between that trauma and what is happening to them right now. This may include:
  • Behavioral problems
  • The use of drugs or alcohol
  • Inability to maintain relationships
  • Difficulty with school or early work relationships
  • Trouble communicating thoughts and feelings
  • Avoidance of some topics or experiences
  • Anxiety and depression
When  early childhood trauma occurs, a person may have no idea what they can do to fix it. This trauma is never possible to bury forever. In some way, it will become very evident that you need help.

Getting Help for Trauma

Whether you are a young adult looking for help or a parent that knows their loved one needs support, the first step is the most difficult. All you have to do is to call Stonewater Recovery to request help. You will learn about the strategies that can help you from this including: In addition, because childhood trauma and addiction are often interconnected, we also offer substance abuse treatment. With dual diagnosis treatment, we can address both mental health conditions, such as trauma, and addiction. However, no matter what treatment you enroll in, you will get the tools you need to break the link between that trauma and your future.

There Is Never a Better Time to Get Help Than Now at Stonewater Recovery

When  early childhood trauma is impacted your life or the life of your child, you don't have to feel helpless. You can get support and treatment. Our team at Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center offers authentic, effective treatment options to empower you to heal and reclaim your future. Our faith-based adolescent treatment center for boys allows you to heal and thrive after early childhood trauma. Contact Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center by calling 662.373.2828 to learn more about your treatment options today.