man struggling with both PTSD and substance abuse

Understanding the Link Between PTSD and Substance Abuse

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a serious condition that occurs following a horrifying event. Surely, anything that terrifies you might lead to lasting PTSD. In particular, PTSD often stems from war, natural disasters, physical abuse, rape, and car accidents. Afterward, people struggle with the memories and fears of the horror each day. Unfortunately, it’s common for…