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Healing PTSD and Addiction Through Evidence-Based Recovery

At Renewal Lodge, we are dedicated to providing effective and comprehensive treatment for individuals who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Our evidence-based approach, compassionate care, and experienced professionals make us the leading destination for PTSD treatment.

PTSD is a mental health condition that can occur as a result of experiencing or witnessing a deeply traumatic event.

Before delving into the details of effective treatment, it is essential to understand what Post-traumatic stress disorder entails clearly. PTSD is a mental health condition can occur as a result of experiencing or witnessing a deeply traumatic event. These events may include but are not limited to, natural disasters, accidents, physical or sexual assault, or military combat.

PTSD Statistics

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), approximately 3.6% of adults in the United States experience PTSD during any given year.

Studies show that approximately 30% of military veterans who served in combat zones develop PTSD.
Research suggests that women are more likely to experience PTSD, with an estimated lifetime prevalence of 10-12%, compared to 5-6% in men.
Research suggests that women are more likely to experience PTSD, with an estimated lifetime prevalence of 10-12%, compared to 5-6% in men.

Common Types of Traumas

When it comes to trauma, it can manifest in various forms, affecting individuals in different ways. Here are some common types of traumas:

Understanding the different types of trauma is crucial in tailoring effective treatment approaches and providing the necessary support to individuals who have experienced these traumatic events. By acknowledging and addressing the trauma’s specific nature, healing and recovery can be facilitated more effectively.

Recognizing the Symptoms

People with PTSD often experience various symptoms that can significantly impact their daily lives. These symptoms can be categorized into four main clusters:

Intrusive Thoughts and Memories:

Individuals may re-experience the traumatic event through distressing flashbacks or nightmares. Intrusive thoughts related to the trauma may also disrupt their thinking patterns.

Avoidance and Numbing:

In an attempt to manage the overwhelming emotions linked to the trauma they have experienced, individuals often engage in avoidance behaviors. This can involve deliberately steering clear of certain places, people, or activities that serve as reminders of the traumatic event.

Hyperarousal and Reactivity:

Those with PTSD often exhibit increased irritability, difficulty concentrating, and exaggerated startle responses. They may also experience sleep disturbances and hypervigilance, constantly being on high alert for potential threats.

Cognitive and Mood Distortions:

Negative thoughts and distorted beliefs about oneself, others, and the world are common in individuals with PTSD. They may struggle with feelings of shame, guilt, or a diminished sense of self-worth.

Unparalleled Commitment to Effective Treatment

At Renewal Lodge, we understand the profound impact that PTSD can have on an individual’s life. Our primary objective is to provide unparalleled treatment that goes beyond mere symptom management. We believe in addressing the underlying causes of PTSD to facilitate genuine healing and long-term recovery.

Evidence-Based Approach

Our treatment approach is firmly grounded in evidence-based practices, ensuring our clients receive the most effective interventions. We continuously stay abreast of the latest research and therapeutic advancements to refine and enhance our treatment protocols. By integrating scientifically validated modalities, we empower individuals to reclaim control over their lives.

Holistic Healing Environment

Renewal Lodge is a sanctuary designed to foster holistic healing. Nestled amidst serene natural surroundings, our facility offers a peaceful, rejuvenating atmosphere that promotes well-being. The tranquil ambiance, coupled with our compassionate and supportive staff, creates an environment conducive to healing on multiple levels.
Comprehensive PTSD Treatment Programs

1. Residential Treatment Program

Our residential treatment program serves as a cornerstone of our comprehensive approach. We provide a safe and structured environment where individuals can focus entirely on their recovery journey. Our expert clinicians, therapists, and support staff are available around the clock to ensure each client receives the highest level of care and support.

2. Trauma-Informed Therapy

At Renewal Lodge, we specialize in trauma-informed therapy, recognizing trauma’s fundamental role in developing and persisting PTSD symptoms. Our skilled therapists employ evidence-based modalities, such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Somatic Experiencing, to help individuals process and heal from traumatic experiences.

3. Dual Diagnosis Treatment

We understand that individuals with PTSD often face co-occurring mental health conditions or substance abuse challenges. Our integrated dual diagnosis treatment center addresses trauma-related symptoms and underlying disorders. By simultaneously treating these interconnected issues, we foster comprehensive healing and equip our clients with the tools for sustained recovery.

4. Individualized Care Plans

Recognizing the unique needs of each individual, we develop personalized treatment plans tailored to their specific circumstances. Our experienced treatment team conducts thorough assessments and collaborates closely with clients to create a roadmap for their recovery. This individualized approach ensures that every aspect of the treatment aligns with their goals and maximizes their chances of successful outcomes.

Our Commitment to Your Recovery

At Renewal Lodge, we firmly believe that recovery from PTSD is possible. Our compassionate and highly trained staff are dedicated to providing the highest standard of care, ensuring that individuals receive the support and resources they need throughout their healing journey. We understand that everyone’s experience with PTSD is unique, and our tailored treatment plans reflect this individuality.

If you or a loved one is struggling with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder, take the first step towards healing and recovery. Contact Renewal Lodge today to learn more about our comprehensive PTSD treatment programs and how we can support you on your path to recovery. Our team is here to guide you every step of the way, offering understanding, compassion, and the expertise needed to help you regain control of your life.

Dear Renewal Lodge Visitors,

My name is John Bruna, co-founder of the Mindfulness in Recovery® Institute, and more importantly, a grateful member of the recovery community. I am incredibly fortunate to have found my recovery in 1984. Of course, I did not achieve continuous recovery through willpower or my own efforts, but through the guidance and caring support of countless others that selflessly taught me how to live through the 12 Steps.

My journey of recovery brought this once homeless, shame-based, traumatized, insecure young man to a life far beyond anything I could have ever imagined. I discovered self-worth, the joy of helping others, the gifts of parenting and grandparenting, and most importantly the ability to live a meaningful and purposeful life with integrity.

One of the greatest gifts of recovery is that I have the opportunity to give back and help others discover their self-worth, dignity, and the skills to fully live lives that they find truly meaningful. This is the inspiration for developing the skills of Mindfulness in Recovery® (MIR) to meet the needs of new generations struggling with alcohol and other substance use disorders. MIR is a set of evidence-based skills designed to help people fully integrate their tools of recovery in ways that are personalized, practical, and in alignment with their deepest values.

While we train counselors and therapists throughout the United States and abroad, I personally have chosen to work directly with the amazing team and clients at Renewal Lodge to develop the model MIR 12-step program for the nation. I choose Renewal Lodge because of the vision of its mission and the dedication of its team. Renewal Lodge is an extremely rare environment in which the staff embodies the very mindfulness and 12-step practices and skills they offer their clients. The results have been beyond my expectations. It is an honor to be here and I treasure my personal time with every client I meet.

With Gratitude,

John Bruna
John Bruna
Director of Mindfulness