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Trauma and Addiction Recovery in Colorado

Trauma and addiction are often closely related, and according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly 8 million adults in the United States suffer from both. Colorado ranks in the top 10 states for reports of trauma and addiction, making it an important state to recognize and address these issues. Women’s Recovery…

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The Connection Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction

A child’s circumstances and experiences help shape their psychological and physical development. The connection between the environment and psyche is so strong that it shapes their thoughts and behaviors well into adulthood. As such, the connection between childhood trauma and addiction is easy to understand. The precise connection between trauma and addiction during childhood is…

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The Connection Between Trauma and Addiction

When your safety, health, or dignity has been compromised, you can experience a long-lasting negative impact. In turn, you may suffer from anxiety, depression, or a trauma-related mental health condition like PTSD. As a result, you may end up turning to drugs or alcohol to self-medicate the symptoms of your condition. This dramatically increases the…

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Ways to Overcome Past Traumas

For a significant number of women, substance addiction goes hand in hand with a personal history of trauma. Women are more likely than men to go through certain kinds of traumatic experiences. In recovery, women may also have different treatment needs. The right trauma treatment program makes it possible for you to overcome trauma and…