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Childhood Trauma in Relation to Addiction

Few people recognize that childhood trauma is a component that is strongly linked with rates of substance abuse addiction, health problems, suicidal ideation, and even early death. Many people attribute these struggles to a lack of willpower, a lack of motivation, unluckiness, or even worse, a defect in one’s character. However, we can link many…

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What is the Therapeutic Community Model?

The TC model is a method of treating substance abuse. It’s unique because it incorporates the 12 Steps of AA/NA with social learning, teaching participants how to work through their substance abuse issues, in conjunction with inner and social difficulties which can contribute to their addiction. Many times, the TC model is carried out within a residential treatment…