Does PTSD Lead to Addiction?

Does PTSD Lead to Addiction?

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?

Does Trauma 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?

Continuum of Trauma: What is it?

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?

Substance Abuse After Experiencing Trauma

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