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?
How does the Brain “react” to EMDR?
Treating the effects of Trauma in It’s Infancy: Maltreated Children and EMDR.
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.