Depression, Trauma & Self-Medicating

Doug Winter - Primary Therapist MS LASAC CSAT EMDR

Doug Winter
Primary Therapist
MS LASAC CSAT EMDR
Specializes in Trauma Resolution

Experiencing trauma, whether mentally or physically can lead to regret, disdain and places a burden on the unknown future of one’s life. Facing the fact that life will now be altered by the preceding events can often time lead to a depressive state. This depression further deteriorates the “quality of life”. While depression is a treatable illness, many while attempting to find the resolution to depression, can lead many down the road of self-medicating.

Survival Mode

Physical disabilities painfully challenge individuals who attempt to maintain a lifestyle. Some have described this as “survival mode” and begin self-medicating to offset the daily pain. These ailments can also lead to several surgeries which can cause further pain and complications. Finding the correct medical provider to understand how important the proper medications and what the current ailments are to overcome. For this Prescott House offers our Medical Director Dr. Fred Markham, graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, to all individuals in our program to establish a medication maintenance routine.

Depression, Trauma & Self-Medicating

Finding Trauma Resolution at Prescott House is an essential part of the recovery process. Specializing in trauma resolution, Primary Therapist Doug Winter has received special training in various aspects of mental health and addiction including a master’s degree in addiction counseling. The most valuable input that he can offer to a client comes from his own personal experience. Like many Prescott House employees, Doug is a graduate of the center’s treatment program…read more about Doug’s Story

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