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One of the most common symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder is alcohol abuse. If you have PTSD, you might be trying to self-medicate away the symptoms with alcohol or other drugs. And because those symptoms won’t go away by themselves — and frequently get worse —  the urge to drink also becomes more frequent. And harder for you to resist.

 

It’s hard to explain to someone who’s never experienced PTSD what it’s like, and why it makes drinking seem less like a choice and more like a matter of survival.

 

At LyfeBack, we know what that feels like. Some of our admissions coordinators have been exactly where you may be right now: with PTSD and addicted. And all of them have worked with people like you to help them get the symptoms of PTSD under control so they can work on their addiction.

 

When you call our 24/7 helpline, one of our professionals will ask you some questions and get to know you, and help you find a treatment center that specializes in the mix of alcohol and PTSD. They’ll also help you explore the lowest-priced options, work with your insurance company on your behalf (free of charge), and in many cases get you admitted to treatment the same day you call.
 

End The struggle Today – Address The Root Cause Of Your PTSD
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Address the Trauma – End the Addiction

When you call our 24/7 helpline, one of our professionals will ask you some questions and get to know you, and help you find a treatment center that specializes in the mix of alcohol and PTSD. They’ll also help you explore the lowest-priced options, work with your insurance company on your behalf (free of charge), and in many cases get you admitted to treatment the same day you call.
 

Let us answer your questions about PTSD and addiction.
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Signs And Symptoms Of PTSD

There are many ways PTSD can be triggered. Many veterans come home from conflict overseas with PTSD. Some people are diagnosed after personal injury or accidents, or from being survivors of domestic or sexual violence or abuse as a child. The trauma that triggered the PTSD may be different, but many of the symptoms are the same. They can include:

 
  • Fear, general anxiety

  • Panic

  • Sensitivity to sudden, loud noise

  • Inappropriate fighting response

  • Insomnia

  • Difficulty interacting with others

  • Risky behavior

  • Suicidal thoughts

 

If you have PTSD and are also addicted to alcohol, that’s called a dual-diagnosis. And it makes it even more important that you get help right away.

Combining Alcohol with PTSD Makes the Problem Worse

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People who suffer from PTSD often use alcohol to ease their symptoms. And it may, for a while. But the drinking isn’t curing anything. In fact, it’s making the symptoms of PTSD worse by masking them, but only for a short time. When you sober up, the PTSD is still there. You might also find you feel even worse because some of the symptoms of alcohol addiction are the same as some of those from PTSD. And the guilt you may feel because of what your addiction is doing to you and the people you care about makes it even more attractive to try to forget about your problems by drinking. You become more distant from friends and loved ones, and more isolated in your symptoms and your addiction.

 

Adding to the risks is the fact that, while you’re under the influence of alcohol, your inhibitions and judgment are severely affected. The symptoms of your PTSD can push you to take unnecessary risks and make bad decisions — even life-threatening ones.

 

Same-day placement

LyfeBack can recommend a highly respected dual-diagnosis treatment center and get you admitted the same day you call us. Our admissions coordinators are ready for your call 24/7.
 

Get admitted to dual-diagnosis treatment today. Call Our 24 Hour Addiction Hotline:

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How Dual Diagnosis Treatment Can Help

Your PTSD and your addiction combine to put everything you care about and even your life at risk. But they are separate things, and they have to be treated that way for successful recovery.

 

That doesn’t mean you can work on one and not the other. That’s an almost sure plan for failure for both. In dual-diagnosis treatment, medical professionals help you manage the symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol while behavioral professionals help you work through PTSD. Our centers can help you separate one from the other and manage them both so they can’t gang up on you anymore and suck all the joy out of your life. Dual-diagnosis treatment greatly increases your chances of long-term sobriety. You may need medication to help manage your PTSD, but with alcohol out of your way you’ll find you have an easier time managing the PTSD symptoms that make life so difficult for you and the people who care about you.

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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