When you've acknowledged that your substance abuse issues need formal, structured treatment, you're faced with a choice of two fairly broad options. Should you check into a rehabilitation facility to receive highly-regulated treatment on an inpatient basis? Or should you be treated as an outpatient, attending regular treatment sessions without becoming a resident of the facility?
Excluding court-ordered rehabilitation, the ultimate decision to attend such a facility is largely self-determined.
Sometimes in life, we may go through extremely distressing experiences that negatively affect our lives. These experiences may range from grievous harm, accidents, war, abuse, and assault. There are healthy ways in which our brains process these negative experiences. Nonetheless, these processes might fail, leading to trauma that affects one's emotional, psychological, and social well-being. However, these effects are not permanent. Trauma therapy helps victims cope with trauma and develop healthy responses to traumatic events.