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How Does Trauma Affect Your Substance Abuse Disorder?

Trauma is any event that causes an individual harm. Trauma can affect someone physically, emotionally, or mentally. The word trauma denotes a broad category of potential events and experiences.

What causes trauma in one person may not affect another the same way. Everyone experiences trauma differently and handles the aftereffects in equally diverse ways. Abuse is often traumatic to those who suffer it.

Physical, emotional, verbal, or any other type of abuse can result in devastation to the person’s self-esteem, identity, outlook, functioning as well as all other aspects of self.

An abused person may experience life-threatening events on a regular basis, making daily activities centered around survival, not living.

Does Trauma Influence the Severity of Your Drug & Alcohol Addiction?

Although trauma is a broad category, it can affect people in many ways. Trauma can affect the severity of an alcohol or drug addiction. When people experience trauma as children, it can affect brain development. People who have experienced trauma may become more susceptible to drug and alcohol abuse.

Many people resort to using mood and mind-altering substances for relief from the pain, fear, and anxiety caused by trauma and abuse. The repeated use of such substances can easily lead to addiction, which in turn, can cause further trauma. We can help you find a treatment center that has expert psychologists to help you work through trauma as you recover from your substance use disorder.

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