The ARK        PTSD and Substance Abuse in Veterans
Some people try to cope with their Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms by drinking heavily, using drugs, or smoking too much. People with PTSD have more problems with drugs and alcohol both before and after getting PTSD. Also, even if someone does not have a problem with alcohol before a traumatic event, getting PTSD increases the risk that he or she will develop a drinking or drug problem.
Eventually, the overuse of these substances can develop into Substance Use Disorder (SUD), and treatment should be given for both PTSD and SUD to lead to successful recovery. The good news is that treatment of co-occurring (happening at the same time) PTSD and SUD works.




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Added by Yusuf Nurriddin VIP

If any Comrade is troubled or just needs to Talk. Please contact us because we do not want death to take you way. You can be spared with the help and understanding of your brothers who have been there!
Added by jwillwon3

20 vets a day take their own life ???? just to hard to believe !
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