Untreated PTSD can lead to a serious struggle with alcoholism. Traumatized people often turn to alcohol as a form of self-medication. The hard reality is that trying to battle PTSD alone will likely lead to substance abuse and addiction. This, in turn, ends up intensifying the symptoms of PTSD. Though alcohol may provide a temporary distraction from trauma, it only exacerbates the problem.Read More
“The more I became interested in psychoanalysis, the more I saw it as a road to the same kind of broad and deep understanding of human nature that writers possess.” Anna Freud Towards the end of the 19th century, the...Read More
by Jerald Cilente, PhD, LCADC, ABMPP | Feb 18, 2009 | Alcohol Addiction, Caffeine Addiction, Cannabis Addiction, Children, Drug Addiction, Expired, Hallucinogen Addiction, Inhalant Addiction, Opioid Addiction, Other Substance Addictions, Psychotherapy, Sedative, Hypnotic, Anxiolytic Addiction, Stimulant Addiction, Tobacco Addiction | 0
Abstract Significant cognitive theories are discussed that tend to play a major role in substance abuse treatments. Their common concepts are extracted and synthesized for the purpose of relating it to the relevant research...Read More
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