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Complex Trauma

Many areas of abuse survivors' life are shaped by their traumatic experiences. Abuse survivors' cognitive and emotional re-regulation improvements are often nuanced and multifaceted.

Trauma Coaches may incorrectly identify these adjustments or changes as pathological if they are not evaluated through a trauma lens, rather than as comprehensible adaptations a person has made in order to deal with life's circumstances. Many persons who are battling addiction often have a history of abuse or trauma that has not been dealt with.

Trauma Coaches and drug use services must have a firm grasp of the complex and frequently unique coping mechanisms that individuals develop in response to severe stress.