Icarus Behavioral Health Offers PTSD and Trauma Treatment

Albuquerque, New Mexico -

Icarus Behavioral Health is happy to announce that they are ready to provide help at New Mexico's newest and most cutting edge dual diagnosis and addiction treatment facility to those who are suffering from complex trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as it underlies a substantial portion of substance use disorders. PTSD and trauma disorders are mental health disorders that have been triggered by a terrifying or traumatic event. Possible symptoms include flashbacks, severe anxiety, nightmares, including uncontrollable thoughts regarding the event. The symptoms gradually worsen for months and years until such time that normal daily life has become almost impossible.

The dual diagnosis specialists at Icarus Behavioral Health apply cognitive behavioral therapy and the latest in evidence-based therapies and techniques, including top of the line medically supervised detox and medication assisted treatment, to offer unmatched results.

A man talks about the world class PTSD and trauma treatment available at Icarus Behavioral Health New Mexico NM

Symptoms of PTSD can become evident as early as one month after the traumatic event. However, it is not uncommon for the symptoms to only emerge after a number of years. When they do appear, these symptoms can cause serious issues in the client’s professional, social, and personal relationships. And the person’s ability to do even the simplest of daily chores can be severely affected. These symptoms of PTSD can be subdivided into four types: avoidance; intrusive memories; changes in emotional and physical responses; and negative changes in mood. The team at Icarus wants to advise people to consult with a mental health professionals when they experience disturbing thoughts and feelings regarding a traumatic event for longer than a month, or when they are finding it a challenge to regain control of their life.

The team at Icarus Behavioral Health believes in the importance of trauma informed treatment for substance abuse disorders. This is because there is a strong link between trauma and substance abuse and other addiction disorders. Studies have indicated that trauma usually leads to substance abuse, and the reverse may also be true. And when finding the appropriate treatment for substance abuse disorder in those who suffer from PTSD and other trauma disorders it is often essential to find a provider of dual diagnosis treatment.

Various types of therapy are employed for trauma. These psychotherapeutic modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which applies principles derived from behaviorism and is aimed at changing beliefs, cognitions, and behaviors as a way to modify overall patterns of thinking. Exposure therapies where clients are gradually exposed to the triggers may also be used in the hope of desensitizing them to traumas in the future. Another possible therapy is eye movement integration (EMI), which employs slow rhythmic movements in conjunction with music with the goal of relaxing muscles and calming down stressed bodies. Somatic experiencing therapy integrates relaxation, meditation, and guided imagery into a holistic approach for releasing trapped energy and physical tension. Dialectical behaviors therapy (DBT) combines elements of mindfulness training with acceptance and commitment therapy to allow practitioners to deal with complicated problems with regards to guilt, shame, and embarrassment.

Icarus Behavioral Health has the goal of becoming the preferred substance abuse treatment provider for clients and families in New Mexico. And they to achieve this leadership status in behavioral healthcare by offering high-quality personalized and evidence-based treatment for a comprehensive range of substance use and mental health issues. They also aim to leverage the benefits of their location in the attractive landscape of New Mexico and the Southwestern US to improve and augment the recovery journey of their clients. Knowing the needs of their community, in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, as well as throughout the Southwest, they also serve as a vital resource on the importance of maternal mental wellness or mental health for mothers.

People who would like to know more about the behavioral health services available through Icarus Behavioral Health, such as trauma treatment and services for the mental health of mothers, can visit their website, or contact them through the telephone or via email.


For more information about Icarus Behavioral Health, contact the company here:

Icarus Behavioral Health
8601 Golf Course Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114