man considers the effect of PTSD on alcoholism

The Impact of PTSD On Alcoholism

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of mental health disorder. In it, a person experiences flashbacks, intense memories, and anxiety related to a past trauma. Some people use alcohol to manage these intrusive symptoms. Alcoholism can develop from this type of self-medicating strategy. If that occurs, treatment for both conditions is essential. At Northern…

a young woman wakes up from a nightmare and wonders what is PTSD

What is PTSD?

What is PTSD? Learn more about post-traumatic stress disorder by reading our latest article below. Post-traumatic stress disorder develops as a result of witnessing or experiencing severe trauma. The effects of PTSD can occur immediately after your experience, or they can develop over time. Symptoms of PTSD usually occur as a result of PTSD triggers.…

Man asking whether alcohol can make ptsd symptoms worse

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 as a result of a variety of traumatic experiences ranging from emotional, physical, verbal, mental, or sexual abuse, to surviving combat in war. So, the question is, can alcohol use make PTSD symptoms worse? Our…