Attachment Trauma

Research into the long term consequences of our attachment to our primary caregivers when we were young has proven to have major implications in our lives. As we begin to form attachments to our primary caregivers, we are also learning how to self-soothe, how to regulate our emotions, how we internalize our self-worth, how we assess our environment for safety and our ability to trust that our needs will be met.

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Stigma and Recovery

Stigma surrounding individuals who experience addiction creates a barrier to accessing support. It is a cause for discrimination based on negative perceptions and beliefs. More often than not, we find there are concurrent disorders accompanying substance or behaviour dependencies, which add to the stigma. It is estimated that only 20% of people who have a mental health diagnosis access help.

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