Trauma Informed Care at Lakeview Health
Alcohol and substance use disorders have many causes. While the root of these disorders is different for everyone, over the past two decades mental health professionals have determined adult alcohol and substance addiction are often closely associated with past trauma. Most people understand trauma to mean any stressful event that has a significant and lasting impact on an individual. This a solid working definition, but where addiction, treatment, and recovery are concerned, this definition needs to be expanded to include the role trauma plays in the lives of people struggling with alcohol or substance use disorders.