a woman assesses her addiction and trauma connection

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…

a woman walks down the road as she considers the connection between childhood trauma and addiction

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…