#PTSD and #Alcohol Series (Part 5) – Trauma and Addiction

PTSD Word MapThe following from www.psychologytoday.com is relevant to my series on the correlations between PTSD and alcohol…

What is the relationship between trauma and addiction?

There is one, without question, as many studies have been undertaken regarding this topic and suggest “that approximately 50 percent of people with histories of addiction have experienced trauma.”  Each plays a big role in how the other develops and then affects the individual, considering that addiction is often born out of a traumatic experience, or that a traumatic experience can result from an addiction. Continue reading…

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About Dave Hasney

National Coordinator for UK SMART Recovery - Previously a Recovery Worker and prior to that a Management Consultant and H&S Practitioner - Kept sane by Angling, Good Food, Real Ale & Wine - Cynical thoughts sometimes developed from others.

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