How the EMDR protocol works with relapse prevention

EMDR is an effective, some might even say, pioneering treatment for addiction and substance use disorder primarily because it targets the underlying causes of these conditions, such as trauma, childhood development and PTSD.As the research landscape on substance misuse evolves, so does our understanding of the pivotal role that trauma very often plays in alcohol and drug addiction.

The Connection Between Addiction and Trauma

Countless research studies confirm the profound link between addiction and trauma.

Nowadays, you’d be hard-pressed to read an article or research paper that doesn’t corroborate these findings.

Childhood trauma, specifically, can increase an individual’s risk of addiction in adulthood; but why is this, and, more importantly, how can you recognize the signs within yourself or someone you care about?

Trauma Causes and Care

There are many causes of trauma and in this Blog we will look at some of the most common, as well how utilizing an intensive Schema and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) approach can bring about incredible results.

CREA 2023 Awards

The esteemed CREA Award is proudly presented to Dr. Julia A. Andre by the Brainz Magazine Selection Committee, acknowledging her remarkable contributions to the field of trauma therapy and mental health…

Disclosing You Are In Recovery: Part I

disclosing you are in recovery

Being in recovery is something to be proud of, but also something we handle carefully with those around us. Learn more about disclosing you are in recovery here…