addiction trauma connection

The Addiction & Trauma Connection

Vince and Jeanna talk about the inspiration for the project that launched their collaboration: a book about childhood sexual abuse and addiction recovery to help 12-Step sponsors who discover their sponsee is a child abuse survivor. Vince shares two experiences in which AA members struggled with telling their story because it involved childhood sex abuse.

Other highlights in this episode include discussion on:

  • Shame and the child.
  • How drugs and alcohol feed the relapse cycle.
  • What the sponsor will need to know about the abuse survivor and their recovery.




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