Trauma and Addiction

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Trauma and Addiction Almost everyone has experienced some sort of trauma in life. While some individuals can recover quickly and easily from trauma, when trauma is particularly significant or when there is not support for the traumatized individual, trauma can lead to addiction. In fact, people who have experienced high amounts of trauma are at an increased risk for drug and alcohol abuse. A recent study titled, The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs) examined 17,000 people in California who reported severe...

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