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Friday, August 22, 2014

7 Reasons Why Addiction and Trauma Are Related

        TheSoberWorld

                                          Monthly National Magazine










I am real excited and pleased that my article I wrote SEVEN REASONS ADDICTION AND TRAUMA ARE RELATED: A STRONG RELATIONSHIP was published in the August Issue of Sober World Monthly National Magazine.

As a result of all my years as of therapist and coaching work with individuals suffering from all types of addictions (alcohol, substances, thought....) as well as survivors of abuse and trauma, I found out both have more issues in common than difference. There exists a very strong relationship between the two. 98% of all survivors which were treated in my inpatient psychiatric program suffer from at least one addiction or more. 

I discovered that the both addiction and PTSD have to be treated at the same time. If both are not treated in conjunction with each other then the other will cause a relapse in the other or both.

Abuse and trauma survivors form and utilize addictions for 3 reasons.

     1.   To quiet the haunting terrorizing flashbacks

     2.   Eliminate devastating thoughts 

     3.   Numb out painful emotions

     4.   To subdue overwhelming feeling of hurt


 View the Whole Article on page 6 in Sober World August Issue

Sober World Monthly National Magazine whose mission is to educate and inform parents, families, groups and others coping with alcohol and drug addiction of a loved ones.

Sober World Monthly National Magazine is an outreach approach to reach individuals facing these issues and needing support and resources to get the help they need.

Interested in more information in a Holistic Addiction Recovery Program or Post Trauma Program or both then please contact me.


                   At my Website or on your smartphone @ www.DrBillTollefson.com or call me direct @ 239-349-2209


                                          

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