Information about trauma and addiction

My blog is for anyone curious about the connection between trauma and addiction - whether you’re looking for yourself or a loved one struggling with addiction. I’ve also written posts specifically for mental health and addiction professionals - just look for “clinician posts”.

I write to help people make sense of the behaviours and consequences of substance misuse and addiction. I also explore the impacts of trauma since trauma often paves the way for using substances or compulsive behaviours to self-medicate.


Carrie DeJong

I'm a counsellor and writer on a mission: to bring more science and more compassion to the field of addiction recovery.

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