This article explores how our childhood experiences influence how we may use substances to numb our emotions.
Photo by Luis Galvez on Unsplash The groundbreaking Adverse Childhood Experience study was a major study of more than 17,000 people to find out if there is a correlation between traumatic events in childhood and adult health. ACE’s are events during childhood that happened either to you or to a parent. Traumatic events include: sexual abuse, physical abuse, verbal abuse, emotional … Continue reading The Adverse Childhood Experience Study – and how it impacts how we think about trauma.
It’s time to drop the stigma and view addiction through a compassionate lens. Sam ColemanFeb 13 · 5 min read Photo by Michael Longmire on Unsplash “Not all addictions are rooted in abuse or trauma, but I do believe that they can be traced to painful experience. A hurt is at the centre of all addictive behaviours.” Gabor Maté In the Realm of Hungry … Continue reading The Trauma behind the addiction.