Understanding Addiction & Emotional Child Abuse
A follow-up to the award-winning film Understanding the Six Forms of Emotional Child Abuse, the film sets about to boldly explore the relationship between emotional abuse in the childhood years, and the drug and alcohol addictions that so commonly emerge thereafter.
Psychologist Oliver Tuthill takes the viewer inside the world of three recovering drug and alcohol abusers, as they discuss the emotional child abuse they experienced as children, which became a key root of their subsequent addictions. Interviews with several experts on childhood development and addictions bring the point home, from a well-researched and clinical standpoint.
Tuthill makes a strong case for eliminating the social problem of substance abuse through the ceasing of childhood maltreatment.