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Observing PTSD Awareness Month

Greater Boston Addiction Centers during the month of June is part of a nationwide endeavor to raise awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, with the 27th of the month being highlighted as PTSD awareness day. PTSD affects 9 million people in the United States, a large number of people who desperately need treatment for […]

The Effects of Childhood Trauma on Addiction

What happens to us as children often shapes our personalities as adults. When those influences are negative, they can have outsized impacts on our actions, including turning to substance abuse. Researchers have long been curious about the links between childhood trauma and addiction. It does seem that many individuals who survived chaos during their childhood […]