The Link Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction as an Adult

The Link Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction as an Adult

Trauma can affect anyone’s long-term mental health. When it’s experienced by the developing brain, it can have lasting repercussions, especially when it comes to addiction and substance abuse. Experts have found that childhood trauma and addiction are linked. In fact, childhood trauma is one of the top risk factors for developing an addiction later in […]

Addiction Treatment for Survivors of Child Abuse

Approximately two-thirds of those who enter treatment for addiction have experienced abuse in childhood.  Child abuse may be physical, emotional, sexual, or a combination of any of these. While the severity of abuse varies, the negative emotional and mental consequences of any amount of child abuse usually persist into adulthood.  Survivors of child abuse are […]

Childhood Risk Factors for Substance Abuse

Studies have shown that certain behaviors and environmental factors in childhood can increase the likelihood of substance abuse in adolescence and adulthood.  By understanding the different elements that can culminate in addiction, we can take steps to foster healthy environments for children and prompt early intervention when necessary.   Lack of Parental Supervision One of the […]