Dr. Ken Buckle

Encounter with Dr. Ken

Dr. Ken Buckle

  • Trauma and HALT

Trauma and HALT

Thursday 22nd October 2020

Discover how trauma and HALT (Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired) impact addiction recovery in this episode of 'Encounter with Dr. Ken'.
66 minutes

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Dr. Ken Buckle
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Understanding Trauma and HALT: Dr. Ken's Guide to Recovery

Refusing to accept has drastic consequences.
Ever wondered how trauma and addiction are intertwined? In this episode of 'Encounter with Dr. Ken', Dr. Ken Buckle dives deep into the complex relationship between trauma and recovery. He starts by discussing how trauma, often masked by unhealthy coping mechanisms like drugs or alcohol, can be a significant barrier to mental health. But that's not all—Dr. Ken also introduces the concept of HALT (Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired) and its critical role in the recovery process.
HALT serves as a reminder to check in with yourself and address these fundamental needs to prevent relapse. Throughout the episode, Dr. Ken emphasizes the importance of acceptance in healing, noting that refusing to accept reality can have dire consequences. He also touches on the role of nutrition in mental and emotional well-being, pointing out that what you eat can significantly impact your behavior and mood.
The episode wraps up with practical advice on creating a personal change plan, highlighting the need for regular reviews and adjustments to stay on track. Whether you're on your own recovery journey or supporting someone else, this episode offers valuable insights and actionable tips to help navigate the path to healing.