Trauma and Addiction Counseling

Addiction doesn’t develop in a vacuum. Our life experiences, positive or negative, shape who we are, what we think, and how we behave. When a traumatic event occurs, in childhood or adulthood, it can disrupt our pattern of functioning and will require significant support to overcome. Often, those who have undergone traumatic experiences find themselves self-medicating with drugs and alcohol, simply because dealing with their past sober feels impossible. As this dependency grows, so does the likelihood of developing a substance use disorder.

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Safety & comfort are key to the detoxification programs at Concise Recovery. Through the detox process, clients will experience withdrawal management without pain and discomfort.

Residential Inpatient

The residential programs at Concise Recovery are based on core foundations that treat the entire person’s mind, body, and spirit through a personalized treatment plan.

Outpatient Programs

From partial hospitalization to intensive outpatient and our alumni program, Concise Recovery offers a full continuum of care so you can continue your journey to recovery surrounded by familiar faces.

Trauma treatment in Los angeles

What Is Trauma?

he Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) defines trauma as “an event, series of events, or set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life threatening and that has adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and mental, physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being.” Unfortunately, trauma can be a part of life for everyone, regardless of age, gender, socioeconomic status, race, or sexual orientation. This means that addressing these underlying triggers for drug and alcohol use is integral to effective behavioral health care, especially in the recovery process.


Concise Recovery offers evidence-based therapies from CBT to Medication-Assisted Therapy, we provide all who enter our program with customized addiction treatment plans.

Community Focused

Our program is a community of like-minded, caring treatment professionals who aim to support our clients throughout every step of the treatment process at Concise Recovery in Los Angeles.

Multiple Locations

Concise Recovery is proud to offer 3 unique locations throughout Southern California with residential programs in Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, and La Crescenta, giving clients multiple paths to recovery.

Treating Trauma With EMDR

It’s highly important that when substance use disorders are treated, so are the root causes. If traumatic events and memories are left unaddressed, the likelihood of successful sobriety decreases. Concise Recovery Center has seen excellent results in trauma treatment with our proven EMDR therapy sessions.

EMDR is the abbreviation for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Developed in the late 1980s, this therapeutic method is a heavily researched, effective type of psychotherapy specifically geared for the treatment of trauma. Researchers discovered a link between eye movements and decreased reaction to disturbing thoughts – by creating a unique set of treatment protocols and alternating visual stimulation, EMDR has helped countless people overcome their traumatic experiences. This type of treatment is ideal for clients with co-occurring Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or other negative symptoms, including flashback memories or disturbing dreams.

Did you know most insurance will help pay for rehab?

Treating Trauma With CBT

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps people treat trauma by connecting and illuminating the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and how a change in one domain can impact the others. The core idea is to identify problematic, trauma-induced thinking patterns, and develop ways to reduce symptoms of trauma and improve one’s daily functioning. There are different ways to change one’s thought patterns, but one of the best is to concentrate on the present, identify negative thoughts, and work through this negativity through talk therapy. By changing your thinking, you can naturally reduce trauma-related actions, including excess drug and alcohol consumption.

Treating Trauma With DBT

Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is focused on the here and now and helping you regulate your emotions. By focusing on the present, developing positive self-talk, and replacing destructive behaviors with constructive actions, you’ll have the internal tools to successfully respond to trauma. Our therapists will help you think independently outside of therapy. This will give you the ability to handle real-life situations that have traditionally triggered your addiction.

what our clients say about us

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Concise Recovery saved my life, I was at my wits end struggling with a mixture of addictions. I checked into Concise and they helped me every step of the way to get back on me feet. They even transferred me to an aftercare program that worked with my family and their budget. Thanks Concise!
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I went to Concise as a broken soul with nothing to look forward to but death. They brought me in, detoxed me and gave me the tools I needed to be successful in my life today! Now I am gainfully employed and have my own apartment.
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I came to Concise after having my first child and realizing I needed to get help to be a mother. There was no judgement at all and nothing but love and support from everyone who worked there. Allen and Mike are amazing people and want nothing but to help others. Thank you Concise!
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My family had done an intervention on me and gave me an ultimatum, to go get help or to be on the streets. I chose to get help not thinking anything would change and just to get my family off my back. And boy I couldn't have been more wrong, I have a life worth living today thanks to Concise Recovery. I will never go back!
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I went to Concise after my mother and father died in a drunk driving accident, I wanted to get help with my alcoholism so I wouldn't end up like they did. From the second I walked through the doors at Concise I knew I was home. They gave me the love and compassion I was searching for my entire life. Today I help others who were going through a similar experience. Thank you Concise!
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What can I say, Concise Recovery changed my life. They took me in when I had nowhere else to go and completely changed my life, they even scholarshipped me the rest of my stay when my insurance cut out. Thank you Consie, you have no idea how much you changed my life.

Our Trauma Treatment in Los Angeles

If you have any questions about our trauma treatment in Los Angeles, please schedule a free consultation with Concise Recovery today.