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DR. THOMAS NEYLAN'S PTSD RESEARCH AND SEX TRAFFICKING VICTIMS

https://www.nami.org/getattachment/Get-Involved/The-2015-NAMI-National-Convention/Program-Schedule/Convention-Presentation-Slides-and-Resources/Research-Update-PTSD-Dr-Thomas-Neylan.pdf

The above is some of the work I've seen published by Dr. Thomas Neylan on PTSD in veterans.  We founded our 12 step program in August of 1987.  We didn't really start attracting in regular members until 1988.  That said, we have been attracting in members that I met in their 20's in the 1980's and we've been growing old together.  I was 27 years old in 1987.

People have asked me why I pulled our 1st edition Recovery Guide to update it.  The reason why is this, as I hit my 40's I started having a lot of health problems.  As I'm telling my friends in SWA about these health problems - guess what?  I'm hearing "me too".  Even down to the stroke issue.  I had a stroke in the year 2000 - when I hit 40.  By 2004, I'm on thyroid medication.  I had perfect teeth un…

PTSD, EXPOSURE THERAPY AND 12 STEP PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Wow - this tape I saw today on TV blew me away because it just validated why our 12 step program can be more effective than, or certainly enhance, just straight counseling with respect to the PTSD that our members, or those exiting the sex industry who are suffering from PTSD, suffer from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lg2mf6FcJc

In this video, Dr. Thomas Neylan goes over "Exposure Therapy".  He contrasts someone who has been through a trauma who gets a "one time debriefing" vs. someone who talks about their experience over and over and over again, or "exposure therapy".  The study found that "exposure therapy" or "talking about the trauma over and over and over again" significantly reduces the long term effects of the trauma on the person.

In the 12 step group, when the person first calls the hotline they're ask to "identify".  We have to make sure that reporters, pimps, cops, informants, etc. don't get into the ro…