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Trauma and Addiction : Ending the Cycle of Pain Through Emotional Literacy
by Tian Dayton




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"Giving words to trauma begins to heal it. Hiding it or pretending it isn't there creates a cauldron of pain that eventually boils over. That's where addiction comes in."
-- Tian Dayton, Ph.D.

In the depths of the mind, there are reasons behind almost all of our actions. In her book, Trauma and Addiction, Tian Dayton, Ph.D. explores the "emotional illiteracy" that she says causes many people to become addicted to drugs, alcohol, food, gambling, and anything else.

Dayton writes: "If we do not process trauma, ongoing life complications such as depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances, anger, feelings of betrayal, and trouble trusting and connecting in relationships can persist for years after the traumatic experience occurred. Such are the symptoms that, when unresolved, lead people to seek pleasure or self-medicate with alcohol, drugs, food, sex, spending and other addictions."

This fascinating book is a guide to "emotional literacy," using research and stories from various people's lives to pave the way, and using common language that makes the reader feel comfortable. Dayton leads the reader towards higher self esteem, which she says takes him or her away from being consumed by the addiction-causing traumas of life. If you or a loved-one have any type of addiction, or if you are just interested in the reasons that people destruct their own lives with addiction, this book is a must read.
-Emily Zibart for A Closer Look

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Overview

"Giving words to trauma begins to heal it. Hiding it or pretending it isn't there creates a cauldron of pain that eventually boils over. That's where addiction comes in."
-- Tian Dayton, Ph.D.

In the depths of the mind, there are reasons behind almost all of our actions. In her book, Trauma and Addiction, Tian Dayton, Ph.D. explores the "emotional illiteracy" that she says causes many people to become addicted to drugs, alcohol, food, gambling, and anything else.

Dayton writes: "If we do not process trauma, ongoing life complications such as depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances, anger, feelings of betrayal, and trouble trusting and connecting in relationships can persist for years after the traumatic experience occurred. Such are the symptoms that, when unresolved, lead people to seek pleasure or self-medicate with alcohol, drugs, food, sex, spending and other addictions."

This fascinating book is a guide to "emotional literacy," using research and stories from various people's lives to pave the way, and using common language that makes the reader feel comfortable. Dayton leads the reader towards higher self esteem, which she says takes him or her away from being consumed by the addiction-causing traumas of life. If you or a loved-one have any type of addiction, or if you are just interested in the reasons that people destruct their own lives with addiction, this book is a must read.
-Emily Zibart for A Closer Look

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781558747517
  • ISBN-10: 1558747516
  • Publisher: Health Communications
  • Publish Date: May 2000
  • Page Count: 432
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.92 pounds


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