Many who have been dealing with trauma try to self-medicate to control the symptoms of trauma. This can result in someone with unresolved trauma issues or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) developing an addiction that further complicates recovery and has an even bigger impact on a person’s life.
Trauma symptoms vary from person to person. Some of these symptoms are slightly bothersome while some can prevent you from functioning on a day-to-day basis. While everyone reacts to trauma in different ways, some of the symptoms that you could experience include the following:
If you receive professional trauma treatment, you will be able to see a dramatic reduction in the symptoms that you are displaying, and you will be able to work through the addiction that you have developed. Addiction and trauma make for a bad and potentially dangerous combination for you and for those around you.
You don’t have to live with both trauma and substance abuse controlling your life. If you take steps to get professional help for trauma, you will see a huge improvement in all areas of your life. Whether you are living with drug abuse and trauma or alcoholism and trauma, the key to regaining a life that you recognize is to reach out for professional trauma treatment.
We have extensive experience providing the highest trauma treatment options. Substance abuse and trauma can take control of your life, destroy your relationships, isolate you from loved ones or even lead you to thoughts of suicide. Call our toll-free helpline to confidentially discuss trauma and related issues with our compassionate counselors. Your life does not need to be governed by trauma and addiction. Call us to find out how to break free.