what is the undeniable link between trauma and addiction

The Undeniable Link Between Trauma and Addiction

“For those with trauma, alcohol and other drug use can become a survival strategy. Obviously, it’s a strategy that doesn’t work in the long run…” ~ Johanna O’Flaherty, The Correlation Between Trauma and Addiction The lingering shock and stress from a traumatic event can ultimately lead to substance abuse, addiction, scientists say. Although a person…

How adderall is abused and is addictive

Adderall: How it’s Abused and Even Addictive

https://www.aspenridgenorth.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Adderall-How-it’s-Abused-and-Even-Addictive-02.png Adderall: How it’s Abused and Even Addictive There is no question about it: Adderall is abused by some, and even addictive in many cases. Despite its apparent usefulness in treating some disorders – such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder – the active ingredients in Adderall have been shown to have a negative cognitive impact. Not only…

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7 College Campuses in Colorado That Have Great Substance Abuse Resources for Students

Substance abuse is an increasing problem on college campuses. According to a study on Drug and Alcohol Use in College-Age Adults in 2015, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) found that 31.9% of college students participated in binge drinking within the past two weeks. “Daily marijuana use has steadily increased among college students in…

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NA vs AA vs PA – All “Anonymous” Groups Explained

Today, many anonymous groups exist to help people recover from their addiction. The 12-step anonymous tradition all started with Alcoholics Anonymous – or AA. The 12 steps were originally called the “12 Traditions,” and they were written by the founders of AA. All anonymous groups use this 23-step model with minor changes depending on the group.…

who are children of alcoholics

What It Means to be Adult Children of Alcoholics

Being the child of an alcoholic is both difficult and chaotic. There may have been domestic violence, emotional abuse or neglect. At its best, childhood may have been unpredictable. The trauma of childhood is extremely impactful and has an effect on adulthood. As adults, many seek help as they find themselves having difficulty with relationships,…