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…

a young woman looking at the snow thinking about seasonal depression

How Does Seasonal Depression Affect You?

Depression associated with seasonal changes is known as seasonal depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). It tends to affect people during the winter months when sunlight is less available. Much like other forms of depression, SAD can have you feeling low, sad, and uninterested in life. If existing mental health conditions seem to get worse…

a doctor telling a patient about Benefits of an Alumni Program

Benefits of an Alumni Program

Your post-treatment support network matters. A good alumni program is the foundation of maintaining mental health after completing an Arizona mental health treatment program. It can provide the option for people who are already recovered to check in periodically, help others, and continue to work on their own growth and development. It makes relapse less…

a person taking drugs without knowing Dangers of Self-Medicating for Trauma

Dangers of Self-Medication for Trauma

Healing from trauma is an extremely complicated process. Forgetting about it doesn’t work. Directing your attention elsewhere doesn’t work. Drinking and drugs might provide temporary relief, but they won’t help you heal. That’s where we come in. At Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center we want to help trauma survivors get past the issues they’re still facing.…

a young girl hiding while not knowing about Childhood Trauma and Addiction

Childhood Trauma and Addiction

If you’ve experienced trauma in your childhood and you’re struggling with addiction as an adult, that’s not surprising. Childhood trauma and addiction are linked in many ways because addiction is used as a coping mechanism for all the unhealed trauma that you’re still trying to process. Getting through that trauma can take time and effort, but…