Recovery from Trauma and Addiction

More than 1.5 million Americans struggle with a substance use disorder. Many of these same people also have mental health issues. As we better understand the dynamic relationships among mental health, life experiences, genetics/epigenetics, and addiction, we have become better equipped to help people overcome the challenges they face. Working through trauma with the help

Understanding the Different Types of Trauma

man struggling with one of the types of trauma

For many individuals struggling with addiction, a deeper issue tends to be the culprit. One of the most common misconceptions surrounding addiction is that the individual simply made a bad decision and began using harmful substances. However, this is rarely the case. In many cases, an underlying mental health disorder can be the main reason

Alcohol and Trauma: The Connection

woman recovering from alcohol and trauma

If you have experienced a traumatic event in your life, it’s crucial to receive the proper treatment to cope and work through the event. If you don’t address your trauma, you put your mental health at risk later in life. Those who fail to get the help they need tend to turn to unhealthy methods