How childhood trauma led to drug addiction

November 1, 2022

Adam was brought up in a Muslim household that, from an outsider's perspective, gave the impression of being religious and strong in family values. However, the reality was far from that. Adam was not only physically abused, but emotionally and sexually abused as well.

The trauma he went through as a child severely impacted his mental health throughout his whole adult life. He turned to substance abuse to try and deal with the trauma, and as a result, he was living on the streets, in and out of prison, and mental health facilities.

He wanted nothing to do with Muslims because of his experiences with them growing up. That was until he was introduced to a Muslim brother who could relate to what he was going through. Not only did this brother help connect Adam to a facility that has since changed his life for the better, but he also connected Adam to NZF.

We at NZF provided financial assistance to help Adam get his life back on track. Sometimes all it takes is one good person to come into your life and help you make a positive change and connect you to the right people.

If you want to make a positive change in your own life or know someone struggling with addiction who wants to change but doesn't know where to start, reach out to us at NZF. We'll look at your needs holistically and provide financial assistance if needed and connect you with our service partners for ongoing help.

All names and places have been changed to protect the identity of clients.

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