Trauma Informed Recovery Oriented System of Care


Research has found that people who suffer childhood and adolescent trauma are at higher risk of developing substance use disorders.

The significant relationship between trauma and substance use disorders requires comprehensive, trauma-informed, recovery-oriented systems of care to effectively intervene with individuals struggling with addiction. Trauma is pervasive and long-lasting and can affect families and entire communities. It can also be passed on through generations, resulting in historical or cumulative trauma.

Trauma-informed organizations and systems understand, recognize, and respond to the effects of trauma when delivering services. While each trauma-informed setting may look different, all trauma-informed organizations and systems embody five evidence-based key principles for effective intervention:

  • physical & emotional safety
  • trustworthiness & transparency
  • personal choice
  • collaboration with service providers
  • empowerment

Help shouldn’t hurt. Are the services you’re delivering or receiving trauma-informed? 

More information about trauma-informed care can be found at the following link: