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How to Deal with Unresolved Trauma

Unresolved trauma can cause all sorts of problems for physical and mental health. Sometimes trauma stems from catastrophic events like domestic violence, a sexual assault, or a car accident. One of the most common manifestations of trauma is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Other times trauma sets in after prolonged periods of stress or overwork. People…

a woman finds comfort in the 11th step of AA

Explaining the 11th Step of AA’s 12-Step Program

The 11th step of the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 12-step program says this: “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.“ AA is careful to indicate that while the program leans into…

Unresolved trauma

How to Deal with Unresolved Trauma Without Abusing Substances

Before you or someone you care about needs to consider trauma-informed substance abuse treatment programs to help them overcome an addiction, it may be worth dealing with long-unresolved trauma. Dealing with trauma means decreasing the chances of developing an addiction. But it can also help with overall health and wellness. For example, getting professional help…