The ACOA Trauma Syndrome: The The Impact of Childhood Pain on Adult Relationships.
Author(s): Tian Dayton.
Edition: First (1st).
Publisher: Health Communications.
Type(s): Paperback and Audiobook.
The ACoA syndrome is a post-traumatic stress reaction in which pain from the stress of growing up with parental addiction emerges years even decades later in adult relationships.
Adult Children of Alcoholics suffer from a post-traumatic stress created by their dysfunctional family situations.
Through insightful analysis and thoughtful examination, bestselling author and renowned psychologist Tian Dayton shows ACoAs how and why this family trauma has such a profound effect on adult relationships and provides the tools for marshalling resilience and restoring health and happiness.
Dr. Dayton explores how our brains and bodies process childhood trauma and how those traumas can become the catalyst for unhealthy, self-medicating behaviours including drug and alcohol abuse, food issues, and sex, gambling, and shopping addictions.
Readers who have experienced previous trauma will learn how they developed PTSD and how they can heal both personally and interpersonally.