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If you or someone you know suffers from PTSD and uses alcohol to cope with daily life, we can help. Our intake department is staffed with professionals who have helped people just like you. Call our 24/7 hotline and speak with someone who will help find the best treatment center that can address your specific problem. We offer free insurance verification and same day placement nationwide. This means we can get you into treatment within the same day as your first call, with little to no out of pocket cost to you. Call us now and end the daily struggle that you have been going through.


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Address the Trauma – End the Addiction

Alcoholism and PTSD tend to go hand-in-hand. Post-traumatic stress disorder leads to all sorts of problems. Pain, fear, and discomfort can be temporarily numbed with alcohol. The problem is that drinking becomes a coping mechanism as opposed to dealing with the real trauma. The more you drink, the more you need to drink to get through the day. This becomes 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 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

Post-traumatic stress disorder can make you uncomfortable in your own skin and it can even make you manic. There are a number of ways PTSD can manifest itself. Because the symptoms are vastly different, it can be difficult for you to recognize if you have PTSD. That is why seeking therapy is crucial especially when dealing with alcoholism. PTSD often causes isolation, loneliness, risky thoughts, and suicidal tendencies. It is not something to be ignored.

Combining Alcohol with PTSD Makes 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 will lead to bigger problems. PTSD often comes with violent outbursts, depression, and anxiety as well as other social concerns. Alcohol makes all these side effects worse, despite the fact it feels like it is helping. The more dependent you become on the booze, the harder it is to deal with your emotions, your fears, and your family.

Whatever caused the trauma, it needs to be addressed directly for you to be able to see your way past it. Especially in the case of PTSD, alcohol becomes a very natural outlet as it is a socially acceptable way to deal with frustration in life. It is easy to hide your 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 is the most efficient way to have long-lasting results. If you just treat the alcoholism, you won’t be dealing with the emotional scars causing you to feel out of control. Alcohol can numb the pain and help take away some of your anxiety, but it does not help you find a way to live your life successfully. By addressing your PTSD instead of just alcoholism, you can learn real life coping mechanisms. In our dual diagnosis treatment, you will learn coping mechanisms that will replace the need to drink. While you will still need to go through treatment to give up the alcohol, you will find the transition becomes easier when you are given focused meditation and other alternatives to deal with your stressors. In addition, the therapy can directly discover what is lingering in your brain causing you pain.

Identifying the Root Cause – Ending the Addiction

alcohol-and-ptsd-treatmentOur goal is to get you back to your normal life free of addiction. PTSD is something that 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, you can get the PTSD under control. Alcohol is often not a problem on its own for people with PTSD. 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. To do that we have to remove the stressor causing you to drink in the first place.

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.

Get the Help You Need

If you think your alcoholism is PTSD related, you should get help immediately. Waiting serves no one and only furthers the trauma. The longer you go without treatment, the more likely you are to develop a greater number of undesirable behaviors or worsening depression. Make the call today you will be happy you started on the path to recovery. The first step is the hardest.

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