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PTSD and Substance Abuse

ptsd and substance abuse

PTSD and substance abuse often go hand in hand. PTSD stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD is a mental condition that many people suffer from. It is common to hear about combat veterans who served in the armed forces having PTSD. People who have undergone physical, emotional, or sexual abuse also can suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD needs to be diagnosed by a licensed phycologist or medical professional.

Substance abuse and addiction are medical disorders, as well. Addiction has been the topic of debate in recent news. Some people feel that addiction is a choice instead of a disease. The American Medical Association considers addiction to be a disease. If you or someone that you know has PTSD and substance abuse problem, you should not delay in getting in contact with our team at Lionrock Recovery.

Seek Treatment and Support Online

At Lionrock Recovery, we offer clients the ability to seek treatment and support right from the comfort of their very own home. The popularity of online drug and alcohol treatment is growing like wildfire. It is easy to see why so many people are opting to talk to counselors about their alcohol problem online. PTSD and substance abuse can be issues that we address with you at Lionrock Recovery. We can help anyone find the road to recovery.

At Lionrock Recovery, we have extensive experience helping people deal with their PTSD and drug abuse problems. Our video conferencing application is completely safe and confidential. You will be able to express yourself freely with your counselor without fear of being judged.

The Link between PTSD and Drug Abuse

Substance abuse can ruin the lives of you and the people around you. High levels of stress can cause people to turn to illicit substances in order to deal with their stress. The National Institute on Mental Health states that that seven to eight people in one hundred will be afflicted with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

About fifty to sixty percent of people with PTSD abuse substances that are illegal. Illegal substances, like marijuana, benzodiazepines, and opioids, can increase levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid in the brain, or GABA. GABA is somewhat like a tranquilizer that the brain naturally produces. Using drugs can increase the tranquil feeling, and what is why people with PTSD often turn to substance abuse to deal with their mental issues.

Drug Use can make PTSD Symptoms Worse

Symptoms associated with withdrawing from drugs can increase symptoms of PTSD. Drug use can delay treatment of PTSD symptoms. If you or someone that you know needs help facing substance abuse and PTSD, there has never been a better time to reach out to our team at Lionrock Recovery.

Our experience is unmatched by our competition. Finally, you can seek treatment for substance abuse and PTSD right from your home. Our online treatment has been proven to be effective in helping people deal with their PTSD and kick substance abuse once and for all. Contact our team at Lionrock Recovery to learn more information about how we can help you.

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