PTSD and Addiction

With the turmoil that faces us in our day to day lives, it is no surprise that there are more traumatic instances and that many more people are diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) than ever before. The symptoms of PTSD are seen not only in veterans that are returning from military combat and conflicts but in people from all walks of life that have faced different issues ranging stemming from trauma. The challenges that PTSD can bring to your life can go beyond what you are able to deal with on your own, and studies have recently shown that there may be a connection between PTSD and addiction that more people are facing today.

Leading to Addiction

Once you have faced a traumatic event in your life, finding a way to cope with the aftereffects and feelings that you have because of the trauma can be very difficult. Many people in this situation find that they get solace from turning to alcohol or prescription medications. The addiction begins when a physical and mental dependency develops with the substances you are using. For many people it is the only way the know how to cope with the symptoms of PTSD. One of the primary goals of treating PTSD is teaching and practicing more effective ways of coping.

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Finding a PTSD and Abuse Solution

Finding a solution to the dual problem of PTSD and addiction may seem difficult to you. While there are medical treatments and therapies that can help with PTSD, you will want to involve yourself in a program that can help you work through your addiction and become sober while learning how to deal with the trauma in your life and get the support you need. Here at Iris Healing Retreat, we are here to help you, offering all the tools, advice and treatment you need to turn your life around and become the person you want to be.

Resolving PTSD Issues with You

At Iris Healing Retreat, we understand the connection between PTSD and addiction, and have developed highly effective programs and therapies that can offer you the help you need. We can help you by treating the underlying trauma you have experienced, as well as the associated addiction so that you learn how to manage your life successfully. If you would like to learn more about our programs and speak with a staff member directly, please call us at 844-663-4747, and we will be there to help you.