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Can Alcohol Use Make PTSD Symptoms Worse?

PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is often accompanied by feelings of helplessness, suicidal thoughts, depression, self-harm, and anxiety. Those symptoms occur due to various traumatic experiences ranging from emotional, physical, verbal, mental, or sexual abuse to surviving combat in war. The experience an individual undergoes or witnesses may not make itself clear at first as being … Read more

The Relationship Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction

According to a report by the National Institute of Health (NIH), at least a third of teenagers who have been neglected or abused may develop a substance abuse disorder before they reach 18 years. Childhood trauma and addiction can cause a range of problems to the victim, so seek professional help by enrolling in a … Read more

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