elieves that for millions of addicts, addiction is
not a disease but a response to keeping early childhood trauma
secret. It may be a single
traumatic event such as child rape, or repetitive sexual abuse, brutality and/or torture
over months or years. Whatever the cause, the child spends every waking
minute holding on the the secret. (see
http://privatefamilymatter.com for specific acts)
Regardless of the root of addiction, Gentle
Sobriety recognizes how difficult it becomes to live sober in a country
(USA) that worships addictive substances and behaviors!
The most common root of addiction in adults
is child sexual abuse, between the ages of birth and 13 years old.
This includes incest, brutality, sexual bullying, torture, captive and both
kin and non-kin torture.
Secrets prevent healing. The longer a secret is
kept the more chemical or outrageous behavior it requires to block
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