Trauma’s Impact on Addiction

By: Lakeview Health
Published: February 8, 2022

Dr. Lantie Jorandby examines the role that past trauma, including Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), can have on an individual’s likelihood of using drugs or alcohol as a means of coping with these past events. Unfortunately, this behavior can increase an individual’s tolerance to these substances and potentially lead to addiction. However, practices like trauma-informed care can have a tremendous impact on identifying and working with patients suffering from both trauma and addiction. Read more here.