As we explored in Attachment Theory Part One, the attachments formed in childhood may affect a person physically, mentally, and emotionally throughout a lifetime. If a child develops a healthy attachment to a caregiver, he or she will more likely develop a secure attachment throughout life and … Read more about Understanding Attachment Theory and Addiction: Is There a Link?
Simply put, childhood trauma is a risk factor for almost any health issue that may develop years down the road. From depression and anxiety to cardiovascular disease, cancer, and obesity, childhood trauma can not only be a direct cause of these physical and mental issues, but what’s worse, … Read more about How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime
Our core belief is that Trauma and addiction are inextricably linked. As Don Lavender (Camino's Program Director) frequently says, ‘One of the biggest contributors to relapse is stress… And one of the biggest contributors to stress is unaddressed or unresolved … Read more about Unresolved Trauma and Addiction
Trauma (or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)) affects between four and five percent of the UK population, the highest rate being 12 percent among women between 16-24 years old. Often, trauma is associated with war and other extreme experiences like sexual assault. And while the highest … Read more about What is trauma and how can you deal with it?
Emotional Trauma is often overlooked It’s a lot easier to treat physical trauma than emotional and psychological trauma. Physical trauma is treated by medical doctors and hospitals but trauma on the emotional and psychological level is much more obscure and difficult to identify. Historically, we … Read more about How trauma manifests on a cellular level