Many people suffer traumatic events in their lifetime. The psychological distress of trauma can be so intense that some may self-medicate with alcohol or drugs to fall asleep, numb themselves, or deal with symptoms of physical pain. Half of those seeking addiction treatment also have PTSD, and PTSD also leads to a higher rate of relapse. Learn how trauma affects an individual and how you can heal.

Can Emotional Abuse Lead to PTSD?

PTSD is often associated with military combat, but this condition can develop from emotional abuse. Learn the signs and how to find healing.

Survivor's Guilt: A Symptom of PTSD

Survivor’s guilt is a component of PTSD and can initially be hard to spot. Learn about the signs of survivor’s guilt, how to cope, and how to heal from trauma.

Top Signs Your Body is Healing From Trauma

Healing from trauma is a journey. But how do you know if you are making progress? Learn the signs your body and mind are healing from trauma.

Healing from Trauma and Distressing Experiences: How EMDR Can Help

Struggling with trauma or distressing experiences? Understanding how EMDR therapy works can help you decide if this therapy is right for you.

Unraveling the Myth of "Big T" and "Little T" Trauma

Dividing trauma into “Big T” and “Little T” types can minimize experience and poorly affect a trauma survivor. Learn more here.
Mental Health

Trauma Bonding: What is it and What You Should Know

Trauma bonding is an insecure attachment that happens in romantic situations but can also present itself in other ways. Learn more about trauma bonding here.

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.

Drug Overdose: Everything You Need to Know

Drug abuse always carries the risk of serious side effects, including overdose. Understand the causes and symptoms behind an overdose.

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.
Addiction Treatment

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.
Drug Addiction

Addiction: Men vs Women

Addiction can impact anyone, but social and physiological factors lead to gender-specific concerns. Learn how substance abuse affects men and women.

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