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If you or someone you know suffers from PTSD and uses alcohol to cope with daily life, we may be able to help. Aid in Recovery is staffed with representatives who have assisted people seeking treatment. Call our 24/7 Toll Free Line and speak with someone who may help find a treatment center that can address your unique situation. We offer insurance verification and potential same day placement nationwide.


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Address the Trauma – End the Addiction

Alcoholism and PTSD tend to go hand-in-hand. Post-traumatic stress disorder may lead to pain, fear, and discomfort, which some find can be temporarily numbed with alcohol. Drinking may be come a coping mechanism; the more you drink, the more you need to drink to get through the day. This may become a difficult cycle to break.

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Signs And Symptoms Of PTSD

Signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder can be incredibly varied because the trauma causing it is often different for everyone. Some PTSD signs to look for include:

  • Sensitivity to loud noises
  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Fighting responses
  • Panic
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Difficulty Interacting in Social Situations

There are a number of ways PTSD can manifest itself. Because the symptoms are varied, it can be difficult to recognize. Seeking therapy may be a crucial step when dealing with alcoholism. PTSD often causes isolation, loneliness, and suicidal thoughts.

Combining Alcohol with PTSD May Make the Problem Worse

Alcohol Rehab and PTSD Treatment - Aid in Recovery. Red rope and green rope looped together.The combination of alcohol and post-traumatic stress disorder may lead to additional issues. PTSD often comes with violent outbursts, depression, and anxiety as well as other social concerns. Alcohol can makes these side effects worse, despite the fact it may feel like it is helping. The more dependent you become, the harder it may be to deal with emotions, fears, and family.

Whatever caused the trauma, it may be helpful for it to be addressed directly. Especially in the case of PTSD, alcohol can become a natural outlet as it is often viewed socially acceptable way to deal with frustration in life. It may be easy to hide problems from others, and even from yourself – at first.


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How Dual Diagnosis Treatment Can Help

Treating post-traumatic stress disorder together with alcoholism may be the most efficient way to have long-lasting results. If just the alcoholism is treated, You may not be dealing with the emotional scars causing you to feel out of control. Alcohol can numb the pain and help take away some anxiety, but it may also hinder your ability to achieve success. By addressing PTSD alongside alcoholism, it’s possible to learn real life coping mechanisms. In our dual diagnosis treatment, you’re given the chance to develop coping mechanisms that can replace the need to drink. While you may still need to go through treatment to give up the alcohol, the transition becomes easier when given means of practicing focused meditation and other alternatives.

Identifying the Root Cause – Ending the Addiction

alcohol-and-ptsd-treatmentOur goal is to get you back to your normal life, free from addiction. PTSD might affect how you function for the rest of your life, but that doesn’t mean it has to be debilitating. When you learn why you are responding and how to adjust your responses, there’s a chance to regain control. Alcohol is often not a problem on its own. This is why we focus so much on treating underlying conditions and co-occurring disorders like PTSD. Our goal isn’t to get you to just stop drinking but to make you healthy and happy in your life again.

Facts About PTSD

Many individuals suffer from PTSD. Sometimes it is traumatic events as a child, sometimes it’s due to military incidents, sometimes it is caused by a death in the family or other traumatic events you face. You never know what is going to trigger PTSD. The most important factor when addressing post-traumatic stress is to find the traumatic incident or series of incidents that led to the disorder.

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If you think your alcoholism is PTSD related, you may need to get help immediately. Make the call today, and you could get started on the path to recovery.

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