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Trauma &
Fight-or-Flight

How Does Trauma Affect the Fight-or-Flight Response when Influenced by Drugs & Alcohol?

How an individual experiences trauma is as diverse as people themselves. Trauma has a massive impact on the mind, emotions, and spirit.

A single traumatic event can change a person’s behavior for a lifetime.

The fight-or-flight response is a highly specialized tool meant to be used on rare occasions when an individual’s life is in danger.

This mechanism evolved to dramatically increase a person’s speed, agility and perception in the face of mortal danger.

The body is able to respond to such a situation through the use of certain neurotransmitters and other chemicals.