A woman asks her therapist, "What is trauma informed care?"

What Is Trauma Informed Care & How Does It Support Recovery?

Trauma is an automatic emotional response to a disturbing event from the past. We say that something “triggers” trauma when an event in the present reminds you, often subconsciously, of that trauma. For example, it could be a sound, a touch, a word, a behavior, or just about anything. When something triggers your trauma, you…

A woman suffers a hangover and wonders about the alcohol withdrawal timeline

Understanding the Alcohol Withdrawal Timeline

The biggest reason that many people fear going into recovery for alcohol dependency is a reluctance to undergo alcohol withdrawal. Your body experiences a variety of changes as it tries to adjust to not receiving the alcohol on which it now depends. While the severity of alcohol withdrawal varies, admitting yourself to a detox program gives you…