Trauma is rightly 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 control standard population
Individuals with PTSD were 2 to 4 times more likely than individuals without PTSD to meet criteria for an SUD
Many caretaker talk about it before having thought about it, and learned about it, mostly with best intentions in the world, incurring potential risks for both client and practitioner…