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Telling Our Deepest Truths: The Link Between Sexual Abuse and Addiction

Posted on July 24, 2014 in Addiction

Telling Our Deepest Truths: The Link Between Sexual Abuse and Addiction

It was a bleary Tuesday afternoon and I sat awkwardly in a metal folding chair, trying not to squirm. There were six other folding chairs placed in a semi-circle beside me, filled with other women who looked at least as uncomfortable as I was. A woman with strawberry blonde hair, graying at the temples, and wearing a tweed jacket with leather elbow patches entered the room. She welcomed us to what felt like a sad sewing circle: the Tuesday Trauma Group.

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