PTSD Treatment

A PTSD diagnosis can be frightening, but the disorder can be treated. A doctor or mental health professional with experience in treating people with PTSD can help through the use of “talk” therapy, medication or both. The typical treatment time for PTSD ranges from six to twelve weeks, but it can take longer. PTSD treatment … Read more

PTSD and Self-Medicating

There is currently a debate over the rates of PTSD found in populations, but despite changes in diagnosis and the criteria used to define PTSD between 1997 and 2007, epidemiological rates have not changed significantly. Those suffering from PTSD are understandably eager for relief from their symptoms, but self-medicating or even taking prescribed medications under … Read more

Treatment for Sexual Trauma and Substance Abuse

Survivors of sexual trauma often self-medicate the effects of their attack through drug and alcohol abuse. These individuals frequently suffer from a form of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and often avoid professional help due to a fear of being stigmatized or doubted. Millions of people have been victimized by traumatic sexual abuse and have yet … Read more

Grief Counseling and Addiction Recovery

Grief can develop in response to a variety of different things, such as the loss of a loved one, a divorce, a miscarriage, and retirement. Anytime there is a loss or a transition, grief can occur, especially if the feelings and emotions surrounding the loss or transition are extremely intense. Every person who goes through … Read more