The Power of EMDR
Trauma and addiction often go hand in hand. Learn how EMDR—a treatment that reconceptualizes trauma and negative beliefs—can help.
How Is Trauma Linked to Addiction?
For many who experience a trauma, the shock and hurt dissipates with time. Others, however, may turn to substances and develop addictions.
Survivor's Guilt: A Symptom of PTSD
Survivor's guilt is a symptom of PTSD that occurs when someone fixates on their assumed responsibility and survival during a traumatic event.
The Role of EMDR in Addiction Treatment
EMDR is a tool or a method that we can use to treat trauma, but it's one step out of a multi-step process. Learn more about EMDR, what it is, who it is best for, and how it can be a beneficial tool for addiction treatment.
PTSD: What You Need to Know
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects over 24.4 million Americans. Learn what can cause it, how to recognize the symptoms, and how you can help someone who is struggling.
Women and Trauma: A Pathway to Addiction
It is estimated by the National Institute on Drug Abuse that as many as 80 percent of women who are currently seeking treatment for addiction have a history of trauma. This number is only based on women that are seeking treatment, and of those women, those who report it – the number could very easily be higher than 80 percent.
Men, Trauma, and Addiction
Addicted men and women react to treatment differently. Discover how a man’s upbringing can determine the effectiveness of his recovery efforts.