Trauma Addiction: Safety and Stabilization for the Addicted Survivor of Trauma


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by Eric J. Gentry. Gift from Within. Accessed July 12, 2017.

Clergy and congregations seldom are equipped to adequately respond to adults and youth struggling with addiction and/or trauma. Eric Gentry, a licensed mental health counselor with advanced certification in psychotraumatology, describes the link between these destructive forces. He outlines treatment options, tools for self-soothing and grounding, and skills for developing, maintaining and enhancing safety. Other sections of the website provide trauma support and contributions of art, poetry and music as therapy to trauma survivors. Short, free webcasts by Dr. Frank Ochberg related to PTSD can be downloaded. A bookstore is available, as well. Clergy, health ministry teams and even individuals dealing with trauma and addiction will find insights and practical help in this lead article and the {{Gift From Within website | http://www.giftfromwithin.org/}}.

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