dealing with family trauma

What to Do If You Are Coping With Family Trauma

Traumatic events can happen to anyone, and the aftermath can be difficult to cope with, especially when the event in question involves a family member. Traumatic events are frightening and often life-threatening or violent, and trauma can cause devastating effects on a family. In the aftermath of traumas such as death, abuse, or disaster, families…

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Can Untreated PTSD Lead To Substance Addiction?

Life has a way of throwing the unexpected at every turn. It is expected that more than three-quarters of the population will suffer a traumatic event in their lifetime. For many, trauma is the catalyst for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A serious mental condition, PTSD manifests as severe anxiety and nightmares. If left untreated without…

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Treating Trauma Is Paramount in Treating Addiction

Experiencing or being exposed to violence is one of the leading causes of trauma. We all experience trauma differently. For some, it could have been from sustaining an injury during a car accident. For others, it could be from experiencing military combat. Others could have been subjected to physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. As much…