Today we meet someone new. Lauren was referred to us by Yana, so I hadn’t actually met her before this session. We talk about motivations behind addiction and the reasons that lead you down that kind of path. Socialization, bullying, parental coping strategies, validation, acceptance, trauma, and more. Sometimes you have to see yourself dying and make a choice. Fortunately, Lauren made the choice to still be with us, telling her story.
Content warning for severe alcoholism and suicidal tendencies.