Trauma Memories and Addiction Treatment

Trauma Memories and Addiction Treatment Trauma memories are distressful memories of a traumatic event that come to mind involuntary after an adverse incident. They are a classic symptom of PTSD, or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, in which one has significant distress about a traumatic incident after threat and danger have passed.  Trauma memories are experienced as [...]

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Thoughts about PTSD–Living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Thoughts about PTSD--Living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Thoughts about PTSD from people who live with it and people who treat it, can give us not only great insight, but also hope. If you, or a loved one, have experienced a traumatic event that still affects your life, take heart. There is effective help available and [...]

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder–the Symptoms and the Diagnosis

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder--the Symptoms and the Diagnosis Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a mental health disorder caused by exposure to an adverse event. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (the DSM) the causes of the condition are: Exposure to death, threatened death, actual or threatened serious injury, or actual or threatened [...]

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Turning To Alcohol

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Turning to Alcohol According to the Mayo Clinic, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is “a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.” Women more prone to suffer from [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Blog, PTSD|Comments Off on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Turning To Alcohol

Trauma’s Lasting Effects–Pervasive and Profound

Trauma's Lasting Effects--Pervasive and Profound Trauma's lasting effects can be pervasive and profound, interfering with health, growth and development long after the traumatic situations are over. Not everyone is affected the same way, even when they have the same horrible experiences, but there are common reactions to certain events that seriously affect countless people. Some [...]

By | October 19th, 2016|Blog, PTSD|Comments Off on Trauma’s Lasting Effects–Pervasive and Profound

Trauma Reactions—Challenges in Addiction Recovery

Trauma Reactions—Challenges in Addiction Recovery Trauma reactions are symptoms caused by adverse experiences such as abuse, witnessing another’s death, fearing for another’s life or one’s own life, sexual assault, natural disasters, and accidents. Symptoms of trauma reactions include: Excessive fear, agitation, anxiety and/or panic Physical symptoms such as rapid heart rate, elevated blood pressure, muscle [...]

By | October 7th, 2016|Blog, PTSD|Comments Off on Trauma Reactions—Challenges in Addiction Recovery

Prescription Addiction–When It’s Time for Treatment

Prescription Addiction--When It's Time for Treatment Prescription addiction has hit epidemic proportions in the U.S. Pain killers particularly have become problematic for countless people. Problems arise out of medical necessity as well as illegal use. Consequently, individuals and their loved ones face many challenges and much distress as addiction hits too close to home. The [...]

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Overcoming Fear in Recovery

Overcoming Fear in Recovery Fear holds so many people back in life and can keep you back in your recovery if you allow it. It can be quite debilitating and cause multitudes to live each day riddled with anxiety. Fear causes people to remain locked in prison cells when in reality they would love to [...]

By | August 30th, 2016|Blog, PTSD|Comments Off on Overcoming Fear in Recovery

Have Less Pain by Ending Use of Prescription Drugs

Have Less Pain by Ending Use of Prescription Drugs There are thousands and thousands of people who use prescription drugs. Unfortunately, many people who use these drugs think that they are completely safe because they are prescribed to them. The problem is that even if someone isn’t abusing prescription drugs they still have dangers to [...]

By | July 30th, 2016|Blog, PTSD|Comments Off on Have Less Pain by Ending Use of Prescription Drugs

PTSD–a Common Co-occurring Disorder

PTSD--a Common Co-occurring Disorder PTSD or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is a common co-occurring condition alongside substance problems. The condition is triggered by exposure to actual or threatened death, serious injury or sexual violation. The exposure results from one or more of the following in which an individual: directly experiences the traumatic event witnesses the traumatic event in person learns [...]

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