Life-threatening or traumatic events can cause an individual to become overwhelmed with painful, frightening, or loathing emotions.
In severe forms, PTSD can significantly impair a person’s ability to function at work, at home, and socially.
What You Need to Know About PTSD
Exposure to events like these is common, but people who experience PTSD may have persistent, frightening thoughts and memories of the event, experience sleep problems, feel detached or numb, or may be easily startled. In severe forms, PTSD can significantly impair a person’s ability to function at work, at home, and socially.
PTSD can cause:
- Flashbacks, or feeling like the event is happening again
- Trouble sleeping or nightmares
- Feeling alone
- Angry outbursts
- Feeling worried, guilty or sad
PTSD, & Substance Abuse
Psychosocial interventions are key to effective treatment of both co-occurring conditions. They serve to educate individuals about both disorders, improve awareness on how these problems interact to contribute to poor outcomes, and assist in the development of coping skills to manage PTSD and substance use disorder symptoms. This dual diagnosis approach offers the best chance of lasting recovery.
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