How Past Trauma Can Trigger an Addiction

How Past Trauma Can Trigger an Addiction

At the root of many substance abuse problems is a trauma from the individual’s past. In some cases, the trauma originated in childhood and was so profound that the repercussions have tormented the individual well into adulthood. In other cases, the trauma was more...
Taking Anxiety and Depression Medicine in Recovery

Taking Anxiety and Depression Medicine in Recovery

Many people with mental health disorders like anxiety or depression need to be on long-term medication to keep their condition in check and prevent the highs, lows, and stresses of these afflictions from interfering with their daily life. Identifying the right...
Understanding the Link Between Addiction and PTSD

Understanding the Link Between Addiction and PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop in those who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. Because of the associated intrusive thoughts, vivid flashbacks, and intense anxiety, people with PTSD may turn to alcohol...