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Common PTSD Triggers

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 20, 2022Updated: October 4, 2022Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that happens after a terrifying, traumatic event. Later, common PTSD triggers can cause the individual to experience nightmares, flashbacks, and anxiety. Learning what triggers PTSD is necessary so the individual can figure out…

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PTSD Symptoms in Men

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 11, 2022Updated: May 24, 2022Millions of people have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Unfortunately, doctors do not always spot PTSD symptoms in men. Until men can get a diagnosis and realize that they have PTSD, it is impossible to get proper treatment at a PTSD…

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How to Overcome Your PTSD Triggers

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored By Sharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: February 23, 2022Updated: February 2, 2022Post-traumatic stress disorder affects people from all walks of life. Sadly, today PTSD is increasingly common. Experts no longer believe that this syndrome only affects veterans in the United States. In fact, people across…

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Physical Effects of PTSD in Men

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored By Sharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: December 29, 2021Updated: December 8, 2021Men deal with unique circumstances around the development of trauma due to the social stigma of post-traumatic stress disorder (or PTSD) symptoms. However, PTSD and addiction are often interconnected. If you have been living…

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Can Addiction Trigger Your PTSD?

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 17, 2021Updated: August 18, 2021Most people are aware of the unnecessary hardships associated with untreated trauma. One unfortunate consequence of untreated trauma is the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD increases rates of addiction, incarceration, poverty, and unemployment. Undiagnosed PTSD dramatically diminishes the…

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National PTSD Awareness Day

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 27, 2019Updated: March 18, 2020Did you know that over 224 million Americans experience traumatic events? Some of them struggle with trauma on a daily basis. Among them, nearly 20 percent or 44 million end up with PTSD. Thankfully, National PTSD Awareness Day spreads awareness…

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The Connection Between Alcoholism and PTSD

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 18, 2019Updated: May 7, 2021People can develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for a variety of reasons. This disorder often occurs after someone goes through an extremely stressful, traumatic experience like witnessing a violent crime or serving on the battlefield. Unfortunately, alcoholism and PTSD often…

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Alcoholism and PTSD: Is There a Connection?

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 5, 2018Updated: May 7, 2021Is there a link between substance use problems such as alcoholism and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Many people want to know the answer to this question. What they may not realize is that there’s already an answer. Yes, there’s a…

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Benefits of Pet Therapy During Recovery

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 5, 2016Updated: March 3, 2022Teens and young adults face many challenges as they work to find their unique place in the world, especially while they struggle with substance misuse or a dual diagnosis like depression or anxiety. The Center for the Interaction of Animals and…