Treatment Center for Trauma in North Carolina

Carolina House proudly serves people of all genders age 18 and older from across the country. We specialize in supporting individuals who are struggling with trauma.

Understanding Trauma

Learn about trauma treatment

Many individuals have a preconceived notion that trauma is something that only occurs to those who have served in the military or who have gone through extreme medical emergencies. While each of those experiences can cause trauma to occur, so can a number of other events.

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), trauma is defined as the emotional response to a terrible event. In addition to combat and medical emergencies, other things can lead to the development of trauma including acts of terrorism, verbal or online harassment, car accidents, the death or loss of a loved one, physical or emotional abuse, and serious illnesses. Being in a state of shock or denial are common in the aftermath of one of these occurrences, however, when an individual continues to go through deeply unpleasant symptoms such as flashbacks, recurrent memories, physical pain, and irrational fears, then he or she might be facing trauma. Thankfully, relief from trauma can be found at professional treatment and rehab centers specializing in trauma.

Trauma has been linked to a number of self-defeating behaviors such as self-harm, eating disorders, and suicide. Fortunately, with the help of professional treatment and rehab, those who struggle with trauma can obtain skills that will allow them to work through their symptoms and emotions in a healthier manner, as well as defat the psychological distress that can leave serious negative effects if untreated. With proper treatment from a trauma rehab center like Carolina House, located in North Carolina, and servicing South Carolina and all states nationwide, recovery is possible.


Trauma statistics

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports that between three and four percent of adults in the country will be afflicted with trauma within any given 12-month period of time, with nearly 35% of these cases considered severe. Sadly, about 50% of these individuals will fail to obtain the help they need. According to the National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, one in four children in the country will go through and/or witness a traumatic event before age four, and more than 60% will be exposed to crime or violence by age 17. Nearly 10% of women and 4% of men in the United States will suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in their lives, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). High-quality treatment and rehab centers like Carolina House, located in North Carolina, and servicing South Carolina and all states nationwide, can help all of these populations recover from trauma.

Signs and Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of trauma

Trauma does not cause the same symptoms to occur in all cases, so it is not always obvious when someone needs to seek treatment and rehab at a professional center. Some people might exhibit different symptoms based on a number of factors, however some of the most common behavioral, physical, cognitive, and psychosocial symptoms are listed below:

Behavioral symptoms:

  • Unexplained outbursts of anger or aggressiveness
  • Acting in a dangerous or reckless manner
  • Abusing alcohol or another drug
  • Having irrational responses to stimuli that remind one of the traumatic event
  • Decline in performance at work or in school
  • Withdrawal from family and friends
  • Avoiding activities or places that remind one of the traumatic event

Physical symptoms:

  • Headaches and abdominal pain
  • Sleep problems, including disturbingly vivid nightmares

Cognitive symptoms:

  • Experiencing flashbacks, or recurrent memories of the traumatic incident
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Depersonalization
  • Inability to focus or concentrate

Psychosocial symptoms:

  • Emotional detachment
  • Dissociation
  • Anhedonia
  • Depression
  • Agitation and irritability
  • Dramatic mood swings


Effects of trauma

When trauma goes untreated, it can cause severely disruptive effects in all areas of an individual’s life. The effects that trauma that is not cared for at a treatment and rehab center can produce can include:

  • Homelessness
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Injuries related to reckless behavior
  • Academic failure
  • Job loss and chronic unemployment
  • Family discord
  • Ruined interpersonal relationships
  • Social withdrawal and self-isolation
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Depression
  • High blood pressure
  • Disrupted sleep patterns
  • Digestive problems

Why Consider Treatment

Why consider treatment for trauma at Carolina House in North Carolina

Trauma that is not addressed can cause permanent physical and psychological damage. Those whose trauma has caused them to feel out of control in their lives might start developing an eating disorder, self-harm behaviors, or reckless behavior. Trauma that remains untreated can also begin manifesting itself through depression, anxiety, and paranoia, which can impact one’s ability to attend work, school, or live up to his or her daily responsibilities. The feeling of helplessness, hopelessness, and despair that can surround trauma can cause an individual to isolate him or herself from others, which, when combined with additional mental health conditions, can cause job loss, financial distress, and homelessness. Receiving comprehensive treatment and rehab at a professional center is enormously advantageous for those who are suffering from trauma.

When an individual is grappling with trauma and has the ability to work with professionals, these symptoms and effects can be decreased, allowing a healthier and more hopeful future to peak through. Comprehensive residential treatment and rehab is an excellent means of providing individuals who struggle with trauma with the medical, psychological, and therapeutic support needed to reclaim their lives once and for all.

Located in North Carolina, and servicing South Carolina and all states nationwide, our world-class programming at Carolina House can help you overcome the symptoms that plague you, while also assisting you as you develop the confidence needed to embark on a bright and promising future.

To obtain more information about trauma treatment and rehab at our center, please reach out to us today. We look forward to answering your many questions, and are here to help you decide if Carolina House is the best fit for your mental health needs.

The staff did such a great job helping me develop tools I needed to overcome my eating disorder and trauma. Thank you Carolina House!

– a former client
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