PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, can occur after experiencing a terrifying and/or a life-threatening event. Military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or sexual assault are common causes of PTSD. Trauma can also occur with smaller incidents.
Many times it is not the intensity of the situation but the perception of the event. Some people think of PTSD as a major life event, but some people may be displaying symptoms but have no memorable life event to connect it to. In these instances, it is important to work with a skilled professional to examine and discover underlying causes.
Continuous exposure to small events can move PTSD into complex trauma.
People suffering from PTSD may need to deal with symptoms that affect everyday life. Unfortunately, many people try to cope with PTSD by using drugs and/or alcohol, which can lead to addiction.
Common symptoms of PTSD include:
Aside from these symptoms, those suffering from PTSD and drug addiction often experience a reduced quality of life, attention difficulties, and/or physical concerns.
At the Raleigh House, our PTSD and addiction treatment program provides a safe container that helps you overcome drug addiction while healing from the emotional impact of PTSD. We put a strong focus on therapies and education to establish coping skills and healthier mood regulation.
Features of our treatment program include:
If you or a loved one are suffering from PTSD and drug addiction, call The Raleigh House today at 720-891-4657 or contact us online to learn how our treatment programs can help you or someone you love get better.