Child Trauma

When Trauma Slips into Addiction

Living in fear. Terrified no one will come, yet terrified someone will. No relief, just fear and dread. No sense of control and a profound sense of isolation. This can be the experience of a […]

Analysis

Addiction Doc Says It’s Not the Drugs, It’s Adverse Childhood Experiences

He says: Addiction shouldn’t be called “addiction.” It should be called “ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking.” He says: Ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking (what traditionalists call addiction) is a normal response to the adversity experienced in childhood, just like bleeding is […]

Research and Resources

Trauma and ACEs Missing in Response to Opioid Crisis, Says New Report

A policy brief issued in July by the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) forcefully develops the case for trauma-informed approaches to address the opioid crisis—to prevent and treat addiction—based on strong evidence that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) […]

Blogger Co-Op

Recovery Begins with Prevention

My teen years were spent in the 1960s; you know, hippies, long hair, rock-n-roll, changing norms, social unrest and drugs. I had the good fortune to be raised with a strong moral compass that helped […]