physical or emotional trauma during childhood.
Childhood trauma is a scary experience. Whether it’s from physical abuse, physical neglect, sexual abuse, emotional abuse or emotional neglect, it’s still abusive. And it can be the start of a very addictive life.
Abuse can mean a wide variety of things. A parent, guardian or caregiver can cause injury, death, emotional harm, or risk of serious harm to their child. With an early stage of abuse, children tend to find ways to cope with their thoughts. One of the ways they find an escape from their life is through drugs or alcohol.
A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds.
Through several types of research studies, there is a strong correlation between child abuse and drug/alcohol abuse that happens later on in life. But, sometimes parents and guardians don’t realize that they are abusing their children. Many people don’t understand that abuse can happen physically and emotionally.
Abuse at any age can be extremely traumatizing. It’s also one of the leading reasons that someone begins taking drugs or drinking alcohol. It’s a coping mechanism that makes it so they don’t feel sad anymore. But the problem is, there are other ways to cope with those issues. Drugs and alcohol are so addictive and it causes more problems in the end.