Priyanka Upadhyaya

Exploring the Intersection of Trauma and Addiction

Trauma and substance use share complex pathways that increase the likelihood of their co-occurrence. People may turn to substances as a way to self-regulate and cope with trauma and conversely, those who abuse substances may be more likely to experience subsequent trauma.  Understanding the role of trauma in recovery and incorporating trauma-informed practices to help clients is becoming increasingly important to behavioral health service providers .

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