Does PTSD Lead to Addiction? Trauma is a debilitating thing to experience — mentally, physically, emotionally, and psychologically. It can lead to a host of issues throughout life if left untreated, including addiction or even death. It is also a hidden condition. While many people who experience addiction have a trauma as an underlying cause,… Continue reading Does PTSD Lead to Addiction?
Does Trauma Lead to Addiction? Trauma is one of the main causes of addiction, whether knowingly or unknowingly. In fact, according to SAMHSA, 75 percent of women and men in substance abuse treatment report histories of abuse and trauma. Negative experiences from the past can have a major impact on an individual’s mental well-being to… Continue reading Does Trauma Lead to Addiction?
Many people experience trauma but it can occur in a number of different forms and levels of severity. The trauma experienced after death of a loved one can be very different from trauma experienced during a violent war. Although trauma can have negative effects on everyone that goes through it, mental health experts view trauma… Continue reading Continuum of Trauma: What is it?
Hallucinogenic drugs that are considered to be a “natural high” have become increasingly popular in the U.S. One of the most potent of these types of drugs is ayahuasca, a now trendy drink made from boiling vines and leaves found in the Amazon. Although it is new to many people in the U.S. it is… Continue reading Ayahuasca Overview
Dogs are great companions but for those with mental health issues, they can also provide a critical and life-saving service. Psychiatric disabilities can make it difficult for people to function in their daily routine and service dogs can assist with a variety of issues to ease symptoms and maintain safety. Service dogs are available for… Continue reading Service Dogs for Mental Health
Hands on, healing therapies can take on many forms including methods like craniosacral therapy. This is a type of healing modality that is gentle, non-invasive and focuses on creating a wave-like rhythmic pulse throughout the body. It is a therapy that can be useful for many different ailments including migraines, chronic neck and back pain,… Continue reading Craniosacral Therapy
It is rare for someone to develop an addiction without any other issues that are influencing their substance abuse. Mental health problems often go hand in hand with addiction and the two can further complicate each other. Co-occurring disorders are usually difficult issues that require special treatment and care for recovery. When someone has both… Continue reading Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders
There are a multitude of different factors that can influence whether a person is more at risk for developing issues with addiction. In addition to issues like genetic vulnerability, environment and mental illness, Substance Abuse After Experiencing Trauma are very common in those with addictions. In the field of mental and behavioral health there is… Continue reading Substance Abuse After Experiencing Trauma