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  • The author addresses the role that addiction plays in the lives of trauma survivors. Furthermore, she points out how addictions act as a coping mechanism and what happens during abstinence. The therapist, she claims, must be aware of the reasons behind why the addiction started in order to best be able to help the patient as he or she begins to overcome the addiction. Additionally, she explains how helping the patient understand how the addiction aided him or her and how the therapies will help him or her cope in a different way is necessary for a true recovery....

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