Trauma is a very scary event or situation like a major accident, crime, natural disaster, or armed conflict. Trauma affects people who experience the situation first-hand as well as witnesses, family members, first responders, and people who treat trauma.
The majority of women and men with substance use problems report having experienced some form of trauma, and most have experienced multiple traumas. People often report that they use substances to help cope with the stress or negative emotions that result from trauma.
Marilou Gagnon, RN, PhD Reprinted from the Rethinking Housing issue of Visions Journal, 2019, 14 (4), p. 32 On Friday [September 7, 2018 Read more