Trauma Wounds and Addiction

“If you knew how excruciatingly uncomfortable it is to live in my own skin, you would understand why I do not want to be present in my body and in this world.” Anonymous Some version of this statement is, unfortunately, a heartbreakingly common thought often expressed by someone coping with addiction. It is also heartbreakingly […]

What’s the Story Behind Vets, Addiction, and Trauma?

There’s no doubt that veterans are among the most respected people in the world. They fight for our freedoms and experience unexplainable pain in harsh conditions. Although some veterans can return home and transition back to their normal life without huge setbacks, this, unfortunately, isn’t the case for many You may have a veteran in […]

Are Painful Memories of Trauma Linked to Addiction?

Is addiction hereditary? Is it caused by peer pressure? What about poverty or toxic stress? All of these can play a part, but there is another factor that often stands out.  Maybe that’s why we also see so many mental health issues underlying substance abuse and addiction from prior experiences. Sexual or physical abuse that […]