a young person talking to their doctor about substance abuse and ptsd

Substance Abuse and PTSD

Substance abuse and PTSD often go hand-in-hand. Also, it’s common for individuals to attempt to deal with the PTSD symptoms by turning to substances, such as drugs and alcohol. This form of self-medicating may help to briefly mask symptoms but inevitably worsens PTSD while increasing the risk of addiction. When a mental health issue coincides…