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Overcoming Childhood Trauma

While most people think of childhood trauma as just physical abuse, it can actually take many forms. After a negative, painful event, individuals can suffer from lasting psychological consequences, like an addiction. Overcoming childhood trauma is possible, but the individual requires the right support as they recover. Through dual diagnosis treatment, finding recovery and healing…

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Dealing with Psychological Trauma

When you experience a traumatic event, your mind struggles to make sense of the occurrence. Instead of assimilating the information and emotions associated with the experience, you may struggle with disturbing memories, paranoia or a sense of danger. Dealing with psychological trauma may require professional treatment even if the traumatic event happened years ago. What…

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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…

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Red Oak Recovery® Enlists Prominent Truama Expert for Intensive Staff Training and Certification

Trauma issues are often part of clients’ histories at Red Oak Recovery®, an innovative addiction treatment program for young adults struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues. For this reason, the entire clinical team and other key staff at Red Oak Recovery® recently underwent intensive trauma training with established trauma expert Judy Crane, LMHC,…

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Animal-Assisted Addiction Therapy

The internet is overrun with animal videos and cute animal memes: evidence of our love for animal antics. Now, therapists are using the human affinity for animals as a treatment pathway for mental and physical conditions, including addiction—and the results are nothing short of amazing. Positive Human Responses to Therapy Animals Pets and rescue animals…

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Is Your Family History A Guide To Treatment?

One size does not fit all when it comes to alcohol and addiction treatment. You are an individual, and the treatment model that works for you will be based on your unique characteristics and experiences. Addiction counselors and clinicians are learning; however, that a look into your family history can provide valuable clues to the…