Trauma

3 04, 2017

What is Trauma-Informed Care and Is It Important During Addiction Treatment?

April 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

“Traumatic events challenge an individual’s view of the world as a just, safe and predictable place. Traumas that are caused by human behavior commonly have more psychological impact than those caused by nature.” ~ American Psychological Association, APA Dictionary of Psychology There is no question that traumatic experiences shape both mental processes and behavior –

8 12, 2016

Facing the Past and Dealing with Trauma – How EMDR Helps

December 8th, 2016|0 Comments

“PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.” ~ Susan Pease Banitt For those who have experienced a traumatic personal event or history, facing the past can be one of the most difficult aspects of working through recovery. Trauma leads to feelings of a loss of control, a

29 08, 2016

Veterans and Addiction: Why is There a Correlation?

August 29th, 2016|0 Comments

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, there are an estimated 23.4 million living U.S. veterans. A significant percentage of individuals who have served in military suffer with a variety of mental health conditions, such as: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Substance Abuse Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Depression Suicidal Tendencies Only about 50%

4 07, 2016

What is EMDR and How Does It Work?

July 4th, 2016|0 Comments

"Most people come into therapy because they know something is wrong. There is an "I" that feels locked up and knows that there is a better way…EMDR can remove the block that is preventing the natural movement toward health. It can release you into the present you always wanted for yourself, a present where you

16 12, 2015

The Connection between Trauma and Addiction

December 16th, 2015|0 Comments

"PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions." ~Susan Pease Banitt, The Trauma Tool Kit: Healing PTSD from the Inside Out Addiction is a disease with several causal factors – genetics, environment, personal behavior, and experience, in the form of trauma. The relationship between trauma and substance abuse

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