It’s tough to overestimate the overlap between trauma and substance abuse. I’ve seen innumerable instances of people in active addiction and in recovery who have suffered trauma. It can be a very complex, cyclical relationship: someone uses alcohol or other drugs to mask the impact of trauma, and further trauma is more likely when they’re actively using.

We know that working only on substance abuse with a trauma sufferer is not fully addressing their needs. Recovery Navigators has strong relationships with smart, compassionate experts who specialize in trauma.

Trauma is an important consideration if someone you care about is struggling with addiction. It’s a complicated interaction and requires professional help. This article from Treatment Magazine has some great information:

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In sobriety,