Comparing Addiction Recovery & Betrayal Trauma Healing


This educational document includes two tables: one highlights the stark differences between the characteristics of active addiction and recovery; the other lists the characteristics of active betrayal trauma and betrayal trauma healing.


Understanding the stark differences between the states of active addiction and recovery, as well as active betrayal trauma and healing, is helpful for monitoring progress, adjusting therapeutic goals, and envisioning desired outcomes. This document will spark helpful discussion in therapy or coaching sessions, support groups, and among couples in recovery.


Designed for:

  • Licensed and certified mental health providers and coaches who work with betrayed partners.
  • Individuals who are healing from betrayal trauma.

3 pages

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