Addiction Disorders and Trauma Program

Addiction disorders and a trauma programs go hand in hand. A trauma program is crucial to the recovery of those addicts that have suffered traumatic events in their lives. Traumatic events can include anything that causes mental and physical injury to a person. People respond to trauma in different ways. One person could suffer severe effects from, say, a major earthquake, while another could continue to function within the range of normality. The crucial factor is not what happened, but how the person responded to it. A person’s ability to cope with stressful events depends on three factors: the person’s history, the coping skills learned as a child and his or her emotion stability at the time of the event. Some people respond to traumatic events by turning to drugs and or alcohol. […]