Military and PTSD

How to Spot PTSD in Returning Veterans

How to Spot PTSD in Returning Veterans

News about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is more common especially in light of current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. While more people know about the disorder, knowing the difference between PTSD,...

Help for Friends and Family

Why Families of Addicts Should Seek Counseling for...

Why Families of Addicts Should Seek Counseling for Codependency

When a loved one struggles with addiction, the disease affects everyone around her. Family members become used to filling in the gaps and making excuses — they may even rely on the feeling of being needed by...

Help for You

How to Tell Your Coworkers Where You Were During R...

How to Tell Your Coworkers Where You Were During Rehab

People who return from rehab programs are often unaware of their rights. The human resources (HR) staff at your workplace should educate you on the Americans with Disabilities Act, which covers substance abuse...

What is PTSD?
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that occurs when someone reacts negatively to acute or chronic trauma. Trauma is any experience that threatens an individual’s emotional or physical well-being, or other severe emotional stress such as divorce or unemployment. Some examples of events that may cause PTSD are military combat, rape, natural disaster, physical assault, emotional abuse, and sexual assault. Even though these are the most common causes of PTSD, anyone who has experienced psychological stress may develop PTSD.

If you suffer from PTSD or addiction, treatment can help. Counseling and medical care can help you deal with anxiety and detox from drugs safely. Call our toll-free, 24 hour helpline at 877-259-5637 to let us help find treatment that is right for you.
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A Guide for Adults Returning to School Aft...

The decision to return to school is a daunting one. If circumstances have interrupted your education—such as...

Healing PTSD Through Post-Traumatic Growth

By Kathryn Millán, LPC/MHSP What if a traumatic experience could actually benefit your life somehow? In the...

Is the US Doing Enough for Veterans With P...

By Martha McLaughlin Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is estimated to affect seven to 12 percent of...

The Different Challenges of Quitting Alcoh...

Breaking any addiction is challenging, but the initiative needed for alcoholism can be different than the...

The Different Challenges of Quitting Alcohol Versus Drugs
Will Insurance Cover Addiction-caused Hospitalization?

Will Insurance Cover Addiction-caused Hospitalization?

Your health insurance may cover substance abuse treatment services. The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act ensures that health plan features like co-pays, deductibles and visit...

An Overview of Addiction Treatment Credentials and What They Mean

An Overview of Addiction Treatment Credentials and What They...

There is no cookie-cutter addiction treatment program, so the best facilities need people with multiple specialties to offer quality services. From social workers to addiction specialists,...