Trauma is appropriately and increasingly in “fashion” in the addiction treatment industry.
Trauma is the Greek word for wound - a sizeable “shoe-box”
One misleading terminology fitting all sizes
Addicts present Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) scores of 6.8/10 vs. 1.7/10 of the control standard population
Individuals with PTSD were 2 to 4 times more likely than individuals without PTSD to meet criteria for a SUD
Many caretakers talk about it before having thought about it, and learned about it. They may have the best intentions in the world, but could incur potential risks for both the client and themselves