Childhood maltreatment can profoundly influence human development, resulting in a variety of mental, emotional, and social challenges – including addictive disorders. Attachment theory is a useful framework for understanding how early relational experiences can have far-reaching effects. Developmental trauma and attachment disturbances can lead to deficits in nervous system regulation. Addictive behaviors can be seen as an attempt at short-term regulation, with long-term consequences.
This presentation will explore the scientific linkages between trauma, attachment, and addiction, and will offer ideas on how to help clients restore the capacity to self-regulate in healthy ways.
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