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
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
How does the Brain “react” to EMDR?
Treating the effects of Trauma in It’s Infancy: Maltreated Children and EMDR.
A Personal Journey Through EMDR Treatment
The Thing We Most Run Away From is the Truth
There is a Solution to Complex Trauma