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trauma and substance abuse

How Does Trauma Relate to Substance Abuse?

Genetics and the environment play a role in substance abuse, but another factor that plays heavily into a future substance use disorder is childhood or adult trauma. Significant events in our past can lay the groundwork for substance abuse disorders in the future, and there is a correlation between substance use and post-traumatic stress disorder …

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PTSD

What is Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and How Does it Impact Recovery?

You may be familiar with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but there is a more severe form called complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD). The prevalence rate for C-PTSD and PTSD are comparable, with a difference of only 0.4%. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with C-PTSD, it is helpful to understand more about …

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What is Trauma-Informed Care in Addiction Treatment?

Trauma may be an underlying issue that is driving your addiction to drugs or alcohol. While in recovery from addiction, you may need to address these underlying issues to manage your addiction at the source. By treating the trauma that triggers you to drink or use drugs, you can address the issue at the heart …

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