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The Role of Yoga in Healing Trauma

If you struggle with the effects of trauma, you aren’t alone. SAMHSA recently reported that over 61% of men and 51% of women had experienced some form of trauma in their lifetime. Moreover, over 90% of people who are receiving care from a public behavioral health care organization struggle with trauma. Fortunately, yoga therapy is…

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Unraveling The Causes of Addiction

Why are some of us prone to addiction — whether alcohol, drugs, food, gambling, or sex — and others aren’t? It’s a complicated question and one that continues to be investigated and debated by scientists and addiction specialists alike. A column written by Daniel Sumrok, MD, an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health…

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Trauma-Informed Addiction Treatment for Women: What You Need to Know

It’s likely not too shocking that trauma and addiction are intertwined. In fact, trauma has been linked with drug abuse as well as with overeating, compulsive sexual behavior, and other types of addiction. And the connection is most profound among the female population: As many as 80 percent of women seeking treatment for drug abuse…