Symptomatic drinking describes a person drinking alcohol as a means to deal with an immediate problem in their lives. What causes people to drink excessively differs from person to person. Invariably there is some or other stressor, pain or trauma being experienced in the persons life and that pain is temporarily dulled or obscured by…
Have you ever had a painful experience which has been too challenging to face that you have unconsciously buried it? Find out what is at the heart of trauma and what you can do to start dealing with it today. Many times trauma leads to addiction and a broad range of destructive behaviours and coping mechanisms. The next episode will tell you what addiction is and how it manifests into deeper areas of your persona and relationships.
If you found this video helpful in understanding trauma there are a number of related trauma articles from the blog that may be of interest to you complex post-trauma stress, causes of PTSD, childhood trauma and attachment trauma.
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