Explore Virtual Counseling Tracy Parente-Life Coach, Intervention Consultant LLC
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Trauma resonates intense fear while leaving one feeling void and helpless. Trauma is present in most mental health and substance abuse challenges.
Alcohol abuse, over usage of Rx medications, opioids, and narcotics are some classified stimulants that soothes one's memory of a traumatic event.
The physical and psychological dependence will manifest and rope one's mind and body into heavy increase doses that keeps the abuser in the addictive stage of drug usage.
Opioids for example, has been around for over 5000 years. From 130 - 201 A.D., opium was thought to resist poison and snake bites, cure headaches, vertigo, deafness, epilepsy, spitting of blood, and fever.
Many substances were not labeled abused until society deemed it not fit, due to heavy usage. Prior to that legal adaptation many used opioids and more daily.
Heavy usage is common amongst all ages, cultures, countries, male, and female. When trauma arrives it doesn't submit a survey, it will truly stake its claim
> Child abuse, neglect
> Emotional, physical or sexual abuse
> Medical illness
> Military active duty, post duty
> Witnessing violence, abduction
> Grief and loss
> Headaches, dizziness
> Sudden sweating and/or heart palpitations
> Changes in sleep patterns, appetite, or interest in sex
> Easily startled by noises or sudden touch
> Increased use of alcohol or drugs and/or overeating
> Fear, depression, anxiety
> Outbursts of anger or rage
Emotional swings ( mood swings)
> Nightmares and flashbacks – re-experiencing the trauma
> Isolation or detachment
> Self-blame, survivor's guilt
> Diminished interest in everyday activities or hobbies