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.