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How Does PTSD Affect Substance Abuse?

How Does PTSD Affect Substance Abuse?

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a serious mental health disorder that can have an immense negative impact on the life of a person. PTSD can be caused by a variety of factors and can present itself in different ways. Additionally, it is unfortunately common that those experiencing symptoms associated with PTSD often turn towards drugs and alcohol in an attempt to self-medicate, rather than seek professional help.

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