ptsd and addiction

How PTSD Can Affect Addiction 

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, can have a serious impact on a person’s life. People with PTSD may have experienced indescribable atrocities and only feel relief when they use drugs or alcohol. Finding the right combination of medications can truly give people their lives back. PTSD often leads to people feeling like they’re disconnected from…

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Knowing the Signs of Trauma Can Help You Recover Faster

The Oxford Dictionary defines trauma as a “deeply distressing or disturbing experience.” Typically, this includes the inability to cope because the trauma is so overwhelming, which leads to the need for support by means of counseling or other professional trauma help. Trauma is different for everyone that experiences it, and everyone has likely experienced at…

a woman feeling stressed after experiencing signs of bipolar disorder

Signs of Bipolar Disorder Every Loved One Should Recognize

As the “bi” in bipolar suggests, bipolar disorder manifests itself in two extremes–mania and depression. It’s these seemingly unrelated symptoms, and the fact that they can last for months, that may make bipolar hard to spot. So to understand the signs of bipolar disorder, you’ll need to understand the signs of each of these seemingly…

a woman struggling with bipolar disorder

Understanding Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is often drastically misunderstood. It doesn’t help that news outlets often point to bipolar disorder as the cause for someone to go on a shooting rampage. In actuality, most people seeking mental health treatment with this disorder never exhibit violent tendencies. many people who seek addiction treatment, however, have an underlying mental health…