Many veterans turn to substance abuse to self-medicate and numb their pain. People with PTSD have a harder time overcoming addiction than those without it. The symptoms of withdrawal combined with PTSD amplify negative feelings that may lead to a relapse.
During this session we will discuss: co-occurring disorders, addiction treatment/resources and programs that focus on PTSD and addiction simultaneously.
Immediately below are videos. If you scroll down further, there is a list of resources provided for you to explore. Inclusion of any video or resource does not mean endorsement by Friends' Health Connection. Each resource should be vetted properly by you to make sure the information is accurate and that it's a fit for you.