Why Go to Rehab?

You are starting to come to the realization that you have a problem with drugs or alcohol. You may have tried to stop drinking and drugging on your own, only to go right back to substance abuse, maybe with increasingly concerning consequences. You know you’re hurting your loved ones and yourself, but you can’t seem…

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How Do Alcohol Expectations Affect Drinking in People With PTSD?

People affected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are unusually likely to develop problems with alcohol use disorder (alcoholism and/or alcohol abuse). In addition, when a person with PTSD drinks excessively, he or she commonly experiences a worsening of PTSD symptoms. In a study scheduled for publication in February 2015 in the journal Addictive Behaviors, a…

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Study Suggests Post-Concussion Syndrome May Be PTSD

A new study from the University of Bordeaux in France suggests that a condition classified in the DSM-IV as post-concussion syndrome (PCS) may actually be post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Post-concussion syndrome is the name for long-term symptoms that some patients experience after suffering a concussion. Many experts have expressed dissatisfaction with this label, objecting that…

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