Ed is an author, teacher, and public speaker with decades of experience in the field of addictions, trauma, and family issues. In this episode we dig into attachment disorders, the types of attachment disorders, and how they impact our relationships and correlate with addictions later in life. Ed also explains the part of the brain that forms attachments and the two types of trauma. We also discuss healing from trauma and how we can learn to form healthy attachments after trauma.  You will also learn how addiction impacts the entire family, family roles and coping strategies in the addicted family system, and the importance of family treatment.