Trauma & Substance Abuse
Trauma is a common experience for people who seek addiction treatment. Research has also shown that unresolved trauma can be a major contributor to relapse.
Many people who have gone through a traumatic experience turn to self-medicating in an attempt to temporarily relieve the pain.
While this may work in the short term, the problem is that the underlying trauma remains unresolved. These behaviors often lead to unhealthy habits around substance use, which only make the pain worse in the long run and complicates life further.