Report and film – Numbing the Pain: Survivors’ voices of childhood sexual abuse and addiction

One in Four’s new report, Numbing the Pain: Survivors’ voices of childhood sexual abuse and addiction highlights sexual abuse as an underlying trauma for many people who experience substance abuse addiction. Based around personal accounts written by survivors’ the report and analysis by leading expert Christiane Sanderson, illustrates how the trauma of childhood sexual abuse can affect survivors’ emotions, their ability to relate to others and how drugs and alcohol can be used to numb the pain of childhood abuse.

  1. Report
  2. Watch short film Numbing the Pain 
  3. Numbing the Pain Film discussion guide for addiction, rehabilitation and recovery services
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