S Some rehab facilities utilize the proven method of Traumatic Incident Reduction or TIR. This type of treatment is used on people 12 years old or older, to desensitize their emotional reaction to a traumatic incident that is stored in their memory. Traumatic incidents are described as natural disasters, war, interpersonal violence, child abuse, neglect, or the unexpected death of a loved one. The practicing professional will help guide the patient through the recollection of the event in their own minds multiple times, in increments of about two hours at a time, about two days a week. Generally, this therapy will allow the patient to overcome their emotional reaction to the memory of the incident while watching the incident in their memory on loop. This therapy is considered complete when the patient can speak about and remember the incident with little emotion triggered with it. While this therapy primarily addresses issues of trauma, it can utilized to treat issues of trauma that directly contribute to substance abuse, aiding in the recovery process.