PTSD and Addiction
Frequently co-occurring among people with substance use disorders,
PTSD is a debilitating mental disorder that affects people who have lived through a traumatic event or prolonged trauma.
Simultaneous treatment for substance abuse disorders and PTSD has been shown to alleviate symptoms of
both disorders and often is the only lifeline to save people drowning in the afflictions of the disorders.
Alcohol addiction is a disease that changes the way the brain works.
It causes negative emotions, impulsive behavior, cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
Treatment for alcohol addiction includes supervised detox, counseling and therapy, and support group participation.
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