This article explores how our childhood experiences influence how we may use substances to numb our emotions.
· 6 min read Photo by Dan Meyers on Unsplash The Greek origin of the word Trauma means ‘wound.’ A wound can be an open, sore wound that is painful and exposed, or it can be an old wound that is covered over by layers of hard skin. Traumatic events leave both open and old wounds. Often we do not … Continue reading TRAUMA AND ADDICTION.
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.