man in need of help for both PTSD and addiction

PTSD and Addiction: Is There a Connection?

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is one of the most emotionally debilitating mental health conditions. It causes intrusive memories and flashbacks of a traumatizing event. The person experiences anxiety that is so intense it interferes with their daily life. They might turn to alcohol or drugs to numb the pain. Doing so simply connects PTSD…

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man in need of coping skills

What are Coping Skills?

Abusing drugs or alcohol often stems from trying to medicate unresolved problems. The person reaches for something to soothe their pain or ease traumatic emotions. However, their only way to cope can eventually become an addiction. Recovering from their addictive habit involves learning better coping skills. Tactics that steer a person in the right direction…

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