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Many women who struggle with substance use disorder have experienced trauma earlier in their lives. Numerous studies show a correlation between substance abuse and past trauma. Often, these adverse experiences can complicate the recovery process. Fortunately, research has also shown that recovery from both trauma and substance abuse is possible. The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board will offer a program that can help women develop coping skills and work toward healing.
The group-therapy program is based on the curriculum “Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women” by Stephanie Covington. It will begin on April 27, and will run for 12 sessions on Fridays from 12:30—2 p.m.
Project LINK, which is part of RACSB, is sponsoring this clinical treatment group. Transportation assistance will be available for participants.
“This program will provide hope for women impacted by trauma or violence,” said Glenda Knight, Project LINK Program Manager. “Participants will learn coping skills and grounding techniques. Beyond Trauma can give them the tools they need to build a brighter future.”
To sign up for Beyond Trauma, call Knight at 540-891-3132 or email

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