A traumatic experience creates a feeling of panic or stress, which can sometimes drive individuals to substance abuse as a coping mechanism. Once this cycle starts, the reliance on the substance is fueled and enhanced by its intake, making it increasingly difficult to break free. In order to recover from trauma and prevent substance abuse, the source of the trauma must be understood and confronted, allowing the individual to express their feelings while also receiving guidance on how to cope with it healthily.

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Trauma can be induced through various environmental circumstances. The most consistently observed cases result from abusive or violent relationships, disregard and neglect, and psychological or emotional strain. The need for addressing the source of trauma is crucial in preventing any further psychological and physical damage. When left unchecked, the stress of traumatic situations can further develop into a mental illness called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). If you are experiencing trauma, PTSD, or drug and alcohol addiction as a result of a traumatic incident, please contact us. We are here to help.