“Where Stress, Trauma & Addiction Intersect”
Chronic stress, trauma, and addiction are intimately associated with chronic disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, and relapse. But why? The answer: our immune system. Those of us in recovery from trauma and addiction need to understand how chronic stress, trauma, and substance use can trigger inflammatory processes in the brain and immune system.
The good news is that we can support recovery by strengthening our immune system. Dr. McCauley talked about the different ways our environment, brain, and immune system interact – and how we can improve our immune system and, ultimately, our resiliency.