trauma

What Is EMDR and How is it Used?

Entering into recovery opens new paths in life and new understandings. One of the difficult parts of understanding can be all of the new words and acronyms that fly around. Going through detox and subsequent recovery can be hard enough without so many new things...

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Trauma and Substance Use

Substance use is extremely common in individuals who have trauma. In fact, the 2010 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions showed that almost half of people with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder have some kind of a substance use disorder, and one in five are substance dependent....

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The Impact of Trauma and Addiction

The impact of Trauma

In the wake of the awful events of Las Vegas, AToN Center extends our deepest condolences to all who are affected.  This is yet another tragedy whose full impact is yet to be seen.  Whether you were there yourself, have loved ones who were present,...

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)…

Many individuals admitted for substance abuse treatment have experienced significant trauma which may have caused disturbing thoughts, feelings and/or memories but didn’t seek help or even know that they had been traumatized by the experience.  Instead, they turned to substance abuse or process addictions (e.g.,...

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