Trauma and Addiction – Women in Recovery 5
Recovery Soapbox Episode 19
In this episode of Recovery Soapbox, Alisa Wood and Lacey Garcia talk with Jennifer Netto, LCSW, about trauma and addiction.
Topics Covered in this Episode:
What is trauma?
The connection between trauma and addiction.
The connection between sexual abuse and trauma.
Appropriate ways to react when someone tells you about their trauma.
What can you say when someone confides in you about their trauma.
Taking a responsive and informative approach to trauma.
The importance for the victim to be believed about their trauma and the damage done when they are not.
Support for victims of trauma.
Quotes from this Episode:
“I don’t have to participate in my own abuse anymore. I don’t have to victim blame myself. I don’t have to judge myself because I feel this way.” – Jennifer Netto, LCSW
“Trauma and addiction go hand-in-hand.” – Lacey Garcia
“I believe that we, as women, can empower eachother to heal together.” – Alisa Wood
“It’s not the incident that defines trauma, it’s how it impacts us emotionally.” – Jennifer Netto, LCSW
“I don’t believe that recovery from trauma and recovery from addiction is much different.” Jennifer Netto, LCSW
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If you or someone you know is suffering with trauma and addiction, please feel free to contact us.
Helpful resources for survivors of violence, trauma and or sexual assault.
YWCA/Family Justice Center: 24 hour Crisis Hotline 801-537-8600
Rape Recovery Center: Crisis Line (801)-467-7273
Children’s Justice Center: 385-468-4560
UNI Crisis Hotline: 801-587-3000
Brighon Recovery Center operates two rehab facilities in Utah and treats both addiction and mental health disorders. Brighton strives to help people regain control of their life and outfit them the tool necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle.