When people are caught up in the middle of their own trauma and addictive patterns, it is often difficult to truly understand the magnitude of the chaos. Many times, when an individual has experienced pain, they often avoid re-living or thinking about the past. However, the memory is still painful and it is often still affecting the individual subconsciously. A good book, movie, or even witnessing a similar situation from the outside can scare and shed light on how individuals may be perceiving a situation. Oftentimes, people are able to identify with characters as they learn from their struggles and triumphs. In situations where an individual is battling addiction, substances become a way for an individual to not deal with the past. Therapeutic modalities such as psychodrama will help addicted individuals face and process past traumas and painful experiences.