Breaking Free from Addiction and Childhood Trauma | with Dr. Anna Lembke

28 Dec 2023 • 50 min • EN
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In this episode, Dr. Anna Lembke discusses how childhood trauma makes people more vulnerable to substance use disorders and addictive behaviors later in life. She explains the neurological reasons why trauma survivors often turn to drugs, alcohol or behaviors like gambling to self-soothe and cope with emotional pain. Dr. Lembke also shares pivotal insights from her work with patients overcoming addiction. She talks about the importance of taking a 30-day break from substances to reset neural pathways and see the true effects of addictions. Additionally, she explores how crafting new personal narratives can rewire habitual behaviors and support people to walk a healthier path. This compassionate, thoughtful conversation offers plenty of takeaways for those struggling with addiction and provides insights for anyone seeking to better understand this complex issue. ************* LINKS & RESOURCES ************* Learn how to heal and overcome childhood trauma, narcissistic abuse, ptsd, cptsd, higher ACE scores, anxiety, depression, and mental health issues and illness. Learn tools that therapists, trauma coaches, mindset leaders, neuroscientists, and researchers use to help people heal and recover from mental health problems. Discover real and practical advice and guidance for how to understand and overcome childhood trauma, abuse, and narc abuse mental trauma. Heal your body and mind, stop limiting beliefs, end self-sabotage, and become the HERO of your own story.  Join our FREE COMMUNITY as a member of the Unbroken Nation:  Download the first three chapters of the Award-Winning Book Think Unbroken: Understanding and Overcoming Childhood Trauma:  Join the Think Unbroken Trauma Transformation Course:  @Michael Unbroken:  Follow us on TikTok:  Learn more at  Learn more about Dr. Anna Lembke at: Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:

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