Co-occurring Disorders: The Link Between PTSD and Addiction

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Most people who struggle with an addiction problem have also experienced significant past trauma. By the same token, 50-66% of individuals diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) also live with co-occurring addiction disorders. The presence of one or more mental health and substance use disorders (SUDs) in the same person is referred to as co-occurring disorders. 

Learn more about how to treat these illnesses together, and not just separately in this article written by our President and Medical Director, Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD.  Co-occurring Disorders: The Link Between PTSD and Addiction

 

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