Numbing the Pain: Substance Abuse and Psychological Trauma


“I just knew that a lot of things I thought about, if I took drugs and alcohol, it’d numb it, or make it go away for a period of time. But when I came back down, it was still there. It was still there.” – Dave Gratton



By Cavalcade Productions

This program explores the functions of substance abuse in trauma survivors’ lives, and the difficulties faced in therapy by clients with both problems. Two men who experienced combat trauma, and two women who are adult survivors of child abuse, discuss their work in overcoming these effects. Condensed from Trauma and Substance Abuse.

Format: DVD
Number of Minutes: 30