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Addiction-Related Trauma

The consequences of an active and unchecked addictive disorder can be far-reaching and devastatingly impactful as every aspect of an individual’s life becomes vulnerable to the effects of problematic substance use. Losses occur across the spectrum of daily life—in relationships, finances, physical health, mental and emotional stability, self-esteem, self-image, spirituality, motivation, and confidence. The possibility…

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Benefits of a Trauma Recovery Program

Trauma recovery programs help individuals suffering from trauma or abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and/or sexual addiction/compulsivity. Such individuals may also be chemically dependent and may even have co-occurring psychiatric issues. Some patients enter a trauma recovery program after they have completed traditional treatment for addiction and have relapsed. Research shows that there’s a high…

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What Is C-PTSD? Causes of Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

If you are a person who has experienced repetitive, long-term captivity or abuse, you can develop a disorder known as complex post-traumatic stress disorder, or C-PTSD. The causes of complex post-traumatic stress disorder are usually a series of traumas that occur over a long period of time, rather than by a single traumatic event. Being…

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How to Cope With Complex PTSD

Complex PTSD occurs when a person has been exposed to long-term trauma, such as ongoing domestic violence, forced prostitution, being held hostage or long-term childhood abuse. Most people who suffer from complex PTSD experience problems with regulating their emotions, memory problems, dissociation, difficulty trusting others, having stable relationships, and problems with self-perceptions of guilt, shame,…