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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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The Role of Yoga in Healing Trauma

Reluctant to step on that yoga mat? You may want to read on. A recent Georgetown Law report showed that yoga programs designed specifically for victims of trauma – as many as 80 percent of women seeking treatment for drug abuse report lifetime histories of sexual and/or physical assault – can have far-ranging benefits. “Regulated…

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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…