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Overcoming the Trauma of Sexual Abuse

October 19, 2012

Sexual abuse and the trauma it can cause may leave a woman feeling out of control, angry, frustrated, depressed, or anxious about the future.  Unfortunately, sexual abuse is alarmingly common; more than 200,000 cases are reported each year in the United States, with the majority of incidents going unreported out of fear, shame, or guilt.  It is normal for a victim to feel angry, frightened, or guilty after sexual abuse, and the psychological impact of abuse can linger for days, weeks, months, and even years, preventing a woman from recovering and achieving success in her life.  Treatment for trauma caused…

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Sexual Abuse and Addiction

January 17, 2012

Sexual abuse is arguably one of the most emotionally scarring traumas that a person can suffer. The effects of sexual abuse can present themselves for years after the actual event. It has been shown that sexual abuse can both lead to and stem from addiction to and abuse of drugs and alcohol. Studies have shown that as many as two-thirds of women in addiction treatment programs have suffered from sexual abuse at some point in their lives. The sexual abuse may have been something that occurred at a young age or it may be something more recent, and may be…

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