The Connection between Addiction & Trauma – Florida Center for Recovery Exclusive Trauma Treatment Program
Most individuals struggling with addiction have experienced traumatic events or ordeals that at some point overwhelmed their ability to cope and perceive their place in life. Research has shown that trauma is one of the major underlying sources of addiction to drugs and alcohol. We cannot agree more with the results of the research, based on the fact that three out of five clients seeking treatment at Florida Center for Recovery (FCR) have also experienced some type of trauma in their lives. These individuals have turned to alcohol abuse, drug abuse (including prescription drugs), or have developed some type of mental disorder, such as PTSD in response to the unmanageable amount of stress they experienced.