The Connection Between Childhood Trauma and Substance Abuse

Title: The Connection Between Childhood Trauma and Substance Abuse
Author: Evie Wright
Publisher: Independent
Copyright: 2022
ISBN-13: 979-8438508120
Format: Paperback
Genre: Non-Fiction

Recently published, The Connection Between Childhood Trauma and Substance Abuse was written by a woman who had, herself, struggled with drinking from an early age, and was using drugs by the time she entered her teen years.

Today, she is a military veteran, wife, and mother of two children. Rightfully, she is proud of her achievements, and she is active in her own recovery, and with a local organization that helps addicted people suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

As far as I am aware, the author is not a physician or a mental health professional, but she is well educated on the topic, and she has produced a book that efficiently communicates this knowledge to her readers.

The first few chapters define and discuss childhood trauma, the links between childhood trauma and addiction, suicide risks, and other consequences.

Subsequent chapters deal with the recovery process, including a few chapters on creating a recovery plan, and choosing the right recovery therapy. Relapse is covered, but it is followed by getting back up again, and living a good life.

This is a short book, with fewer than 140 pages. It reads more like a textbook than a personal story, and I mean that in a good way. There is a lot of useful information in not so many pages, and it's well worth reading.

At this time, the paperback edition of the book costs only $6.99 on Amazon. The Kindle edition is $2.99, but it can currently be read free for those in the Kindle Unlimited program.