Making Sense of Trauma & Addiction

Information about trauma and addiction

Carrie’s blog is for anyone curious about addiction as well as the connection between trauma and addiction. You’ll find current research and helpful information - whether you’re looking for yourself or because someone you know experiences addiction.

She’s also written posts specifically for mental health and addiction professionals - just look for “clinician posts”.

Carrie explores the impacts of trauma - it often paves the way for using substances or compulsive behaviours to self-medicate.

 

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

Vortex of Trauma & Addiction:    Part 1: Introduction to the Vortex Model  Part 2: Overwhelmed Part 3: Shutdown Part 4: Oblivion

Vortex of Trauma & Addiction:
Part 1: Introduction to the Vortex Model
Part 2: Overwhelmed
Part 3: Shutdown
Part 4: Oblivion

Trauma & Addiction: The Link We Can't Ignore (For Clinicians):    Intro to Trauma & Addiction Link (Clinician)  Part 1: The Problem (Clinician) Part 2: The Negative Impacts (Clinician) Part 3: Why People Use (Clinician) Part 4: Medicating Trauma (Clinician)

Trauma & Addiction: The Link We Can't Ignore (For Clinicians):
Intro to Trauma & Addiction Link (Clinician)
Part 1: The Problem (Clinician)
Part 2: The Negative Impacts (Clinician)
Part 3: Why People Use (Clinician)
Part 4: Medicating Trauma (Clinician)

The Trauma & Addiction Link (For all Readers):    Introduction to Trauma Addiction Link  Part 1: The Problem Part 2: Ignoring Trauma Part 3: Why People Use Part 4: Feeling No Pain

The Trauma & Addiction Link
(For all Readers):

Introduction to Trauma Addiction Link
Part 1: The Problem
Part 2: Ignoring Trauma
Part 3: Why People Use
Part 4: Feeling No Pain


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