Recovery is supported by addressing trauma.
The experience of trauma (such as physical or sexual abuse, domestic violence, war, disaster, and others) is often a precursor to or associated with alcohol and drug use, mental health problems, and related issues. Services and supports should be trauma-informed to foster safety (physical and emotional) and trust, as well as promote choice, empowerment, and collaboration.
If you like this topic, you may want to check out this course:
- Healing Centered: Being Trauma-Informed