Addictions, Trauma and the Amygdala

Heathers Helpers

I will admit that I am more than a little shocked. I assumed my chat about the amygdala would bore you all to tears but it was my most viewed and most shared post ever.
Since that post seemed to really help people and I have been asked for more information on this topic, I want to share with you how the amygdala, trauma and addictions all work together in a way that is unique when compared to the regular (non-trauma) population. Considering that roughly 50% of all persons with PTSD develop an addiction (or two or three…), this is important to me.

If you haven’t read the post on the amygdala, I would strongly suggest you read it before continuing here as this will all make little sense to you without the back story.
The Amygdala

Remember how we talked about how the “fear switch” is left on almost…

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