The path to recovery following a catastrophic event often involves pain medication and medical treatment. It’s vital in most cases, but that can eventually turn into an addiction problem when people don’t have the right support system in place.
Today we’re going to explore the relationship between trauma and substance abuse with our guest BK. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Advanced Alcohol Counselor in the state of Georgia and is committed to the process of recovery, which takes enormous compassion for people dealing with these types of issues.
We are trying to be a resource for people who have suffered catastrophic events, whether that be a physical injury or the loss of a loved one. People often turn to self-medicating when they don’t have the full support they need, and trauma often precedes substance abuse and BK has seen this manifest itself in many different forms. So we want to learn more about why people go down this path and how medical treatment can turn into a lifetime of destruction.
Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:
0:00 – Intro
2:55 – Trauma causing substance abuse
5:23 – The events that cause many of the issues
9:19 – Why people go down this path when they know it’s destructive
13:13 – How abuse begins
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