Combat PTSD and Addiction

This article hits home for our family since there are at least a few in our circle that this effects. One thing many people do not realize is that with Combat PTSD it is not uncommon for the soldier to become extremely cold and distant. In doing so, he or she keeps everything bottled up and then turns to drinks or some drug in order to ease the stress, pain, and anxiety that comes from holding all of that in. It is a sad cause and effect.

I am so glad to hear that there is a new treatment for PTSD that does not involve talking. It is called EMDR therapy. I have heard wonderful things about it. I know of a soldier who is going to be trying it for this reason and I really hope it works.

https://www.summitbehavioralhealth.com/blog/how-ptsd-turned-veterans-into-addicts/

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