By Rebecca Villar Rebecca Villar Published: November 28, 2020 Updated: December 7, 2020 More than 1.5 million Americans struggle with a substance use disorder. Many of these same people also have a mental health condition. As we better understand the dynamic relationships among mental health, life experiences, genetics/epigenetics, and addiction, we have become better equipped
By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Published: March 9, 2017 Updated: February 22, 2021 Dr. Christine Schneider is lead therapist at Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders and adjunct faculty in the Dept. of Social Work and Dept. of Psychiatry and Neurology at St. Louis University in Missouri. She’s well-versed in trauma and attachment.
By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Published: January 11, 2017 Updated: March 22, 2021 Substance use disorder is often linked to co-occurring trauma. “Studies of drug addicts repeatedly find extraordinarily high percentages of childhood trauma of various sorts, including physical, sexual, and emotional abuse,” writes Canadian physician Gabor Maté in his seminal addiction study