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Trauma & Addictions

Session 18 of 29Duration 11mins 48secs

Addiction, Adrenaline, Alcoholism, Cocaine, Crack, Depression, Gambling, Heroin, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, PTSD, Sexual Addiction, Speed, Stimulants, Substance abuse, Trauma

In this session, Janina reviews the relationship between addictions and trauma and the role of the nervous system. Janina investigates the basis of addiction and considers the reasons for continuing with addictions. She looks at several addictions including the abuse of gambling and sex. Janina reviews how emotional vulnerability, closeness, and commitment play a large part in addiction and how addictions regulate the nervous system, ease vulnerability, and enable us to tolerate our feelings and avoid tackling the underlying issues causing the addiction. Understanding the relationship between trauma and addiction is integral to a successful recovery.

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