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Unfortunately, these patterns of protection are so ingrained they continue to be our “go to’s” when people and situations trigger strong emotions in us as adults. They are rooted in layers of wounding from our childhood experiences in navigating the chaos that is the addicted family dynamic. Understanding that as a child we were completely innocent, that what occurred in childhood did happen to us, but it doesn’t HAVE TO define us, is the first step in healing and creating the healthy and invigorating lives we deserve to live. At the Center for the Healing Arts, we developed the Adult Children of Addiction Treatment Center, which includes a variety of treatment options to help on your healing journey. These groups are about healing through the post-traumatic stress syndrome that being ACOA causes.
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