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7 High-Risk Professions That Can Lead to PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that occurs in response to the direct experience of, witnessing others being involved in, or hearing of others being involved in an extremely traumatic…

The Treatment Needs of Military Veterans with Drug Abuse & PTSD

Veterans are a unique population with unique treatment needs. Common challenges faced by military veterans include: Difficulty reintegrating into civilian life. Serious physical injuries, including brain injuries. Co-occurring disorders such…

Why Do Some Individuals Get PTSD While Others Do Not?

It is normal to experience fear and stress when experiencing a traumatic event.1 Fear and stress are vital to a person’s safety; they trigger physiological “fight-or-flight” responses that help people…

Treating PTSD & Substance Abuse in Victims of Domestic Violence

According to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NIPSVS), nearly 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced severe violence at the hands of an intimate partner….

PTSD and Substance Abuse

General Overview of PTSD According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), PTSD occurs when a person is exposed to a catastrophic, violent, or accidental event that involves a threat of…