What is trauma and addiction? - Brazos Recovery

What is trauma and addiction

Trauma and addiction often go hand in hand. Trauma can be caused by many things, such as physical or sexual abuse, the death of a loved one, or being involved in a natural disaster. For some people, these events can lead to addiction. Addiction is a condition that causes compulsive drug or alcohol use, despite negative consequences. It can be very difficult to overcome trauma and addiction on your own. If you are struggling with either of these issues, it is important to seek help from a therapist or counselor. There are many resources available to you, and there is no shame in asking for help. You deserve to get the support you need to heal and move on with your life.

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Trauma is often a major factor in addiction.

Whether it’s the trauma of early childhood abuse or neglect, or a traumatic event later in life, it can be hard to overcome the feelings of pain and isolation that trauma can cause. And for many people, using drugs or alcohol can provide a temporary escape from those feelings. Unfortunately, addiction only adds to the hurt and creates new problems. If you’re struggling with addiction and dealing with trauma, there is help available. Treatment programs that address both issues simultaneously can be very effective. So don’t hesitate to reach out for help. You can get your life back on track and start feeling better.

How to get help 

Trauma and addiction often go hand in hand. If you are looking for a treatment program for yourself or a loved one, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are some tips on how to find the right program for your needs.

1) Look for a program that specializes in trauma and addiction treatment.

2) Ask around for recommendations. Talk to other families who have gone through addiction and trauma treatment, as well as therapists and doctors.

3) Do your research online. Look at different programs and read their reviews.

4) Consider what is important to you and your family. Are you looking for a residential or outpatient program? Does the program offer family counseling?

5) Contact Brazos Recovery (254) 232-1550

Trauma-informed care in addiction treatment

As addiction rates continue to rise, so does the need for quality addiction treatment. Unfortunately, many families struggle to find a facility that properly addresses the needs of both the addict and the family. Trauma-informed care is becoming increasingly important in addiction treatment, as it helps to address the underlying issues that often lead to addiction. Here we’ll discuss what trauma-informed care is and why it’s crucial for addicts and their families.

Both incredibly complex issues that can be difficult to understand and treat. However, with the right support, people can and do recover from these conditions every day. If you or someone you love is struggling with trauma or addiction, please know that there is help available. There are many excellent resources out there for both conditions, and treatment can make a world of difference. Don’t hesitate to reach out for help – you deserve it.

Medically Reviewed: September 25, 2019

Dr Ashley

Medical Reviewer

Chief Editor


All of the information on this page has been reviewed and verified by a certified addiction professional.

Dr Ashley Murray obtained her MBBCh Cum Laude in 2016. She currently practices in the public domain in South Africa. She has an interest in medical writing and has a keen interest in evidence-based medicine.

All of the information on this page has been reviewed and verified by a certified addiction professional.