This page is dedicated to looking at the contributory role post traumatic stress disorder and other trauma effects have on severity of addictive behaviours.

This page will also look at treatment for PTSD and trauma which have been used in conjunction with addiction treatments or separately.

For us, PTSD is one co-morbidity that appears to play a distinct and important role in addictive behaviour, and poses additional problems to treatment and recovery, thus contributing additionally to relapse.


Blogs on PTSD (and addictive behaviours)

How trauma becomes ingrained in the brain

PTSD as Emotional Habit Bias

Post-traumatic shame and guilt

Shame is a soul eating emotion


An insight into how trauma may be healed

Why Behaviour Becomes Unreasonable?

EMDR in the Addiction Continuing Care Process

EMDR in the Addiction Continuing Care Process (Part 2) 

Do the 12 steps help with post-traumatic stress disorder?

How 12 step group participation helps  in the treatment  of PTSD

The effectiveness of EMDR therapy on clients with addictions – part 1 

Reprocessing Your Past

What is Complex PTSD?


How does EMDR work?

How does EMDR Work -Part 2?

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How does the Brain “react” to EMDR?

Treating the effects of Trauma in It’s Infancy: Maltreated Children and EMDR.

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Treating Trauma

Fascinating and insightful interview with Francine Shapiro originator of EMDR which is used in treating a wide range of disorders such as PTSD.It is often seen as a trauma treatment only but this is partly because Shapiro first developed her ideas by working with veterans who had suffered trauma.Her views on the role of memory and how their initial encoding can help drive trauma-related disturbances and other anxiety, mood and affective related disorders is particularly fascinating.


A Personal Journey Through EMDR Treatment

Filling the Hole in the Soul 

Trying to Find the Horror

The Thing We Most Run Away From is the Truth

Almost Time

There is a Solution to Complex Trauma

A Safe Place to Visit

Well that’s the First Session Done!