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National PTSD Awareness Day

Did 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 and helps encourage individuals to seek out trauma therapy for help. What Is PTSD? Firstly,…

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The Connection Between Alcoholism and PTSD

People 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 happen at the same time. When someone does not get treatment for PTSD, they may…

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Alcoholism and PTSD: Is There a Connection?

Is 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 link between alcoholism and PTSD. What Is PTSD? Most people know that alcoholism refers to…

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Benefits of Pet Therapy During Recovery

Teens 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 Society at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine says pet therapy programs can…