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What is Your ACE Score?

Trauma in childhood can come from many sources: familial abuse or neglect, witnessing violence, experiencing a natural disaster, or severe illness of oneself or a loved one. While the causes of childhood trauma vary widely, they share an ability to affect your coping skills, relationships, and mental and physical health far into adulthood.  Researchers developed…

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Trauma-Informed Treatment for Addiction

Trauma informed treatment for addiction is at the heart of all we do at Integrative Life Center. We understand that traumatizing experiences and events are at the root of your addiction. Therefore, we combine our trauma-informed addiction treatments into every aspect of your care.  We dedicate ourselves to helping you or your loved one heal…

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What Are Trauma Bonds?

Trauma bonds are formed when a person feels affection and trust for their partner when they are in a dysfunctional or abusive relationship. This can occur in a variety of different relationships. Common toxic relationships include domestic violence, dysfunctional marriages, and relationships with a narcissist or a person with an addiction.  Trauma bonds can also…

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Symptoms of PTSD

There are a variety of different symptoms of PTSD that can be useful in determining if a person needs a little extra help recovering from trauma.  What is PTSD? Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition that may develop after experiencing or witnessing an extreme event such as war, a natural disaster, sexual violence, or…