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The Connection Between Trauma and Addiction

Trauma, or harmful experiences that leave a lingering impact on people’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being, has a complicated relationship with substance abuse. A strong trauma therapy program for addiction recovery will treat the whole individual—addressing not only their substance use but its causes and effects. Symptoms and Consequences of Trauma Many different events can…

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Healthy Ways for Processing Trauma

It’s said that nearly 70% of Americans have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lives. Trauma can touch anyone, regardless of background, financial status, or age. For those processing traumas alone, the result can often be an overwhelming sense of helplessness that is crippling and, if left untreated, dangerous. If you or someone…

childhood trauma and addiction

The Effects of Childhood Trauma on Addiction

What happens to us as children often shapes our personalities as adults. When those influences are negative, they can have outsized impacts on our actions, including turning to substance abuse. Researchers have long been curious about the links between childhood trauma and addiction. It does seem that many individuals who survived chaos during their childhood…