Holly L Campbell, CADC, RMSR, SQP


AlcoholismDrugAbuse Blog

Alcohol abuse and PSTD frequently occur together.  The combination of both causes major challenges for the sufferer and for their family.

People who have PTSD are much more probable than non-trauma sufferers to develop alcohol related problems.  At the same time people who drink too much often experience PTSD.  People who have PTSD can have trouble with drinking too much, both before getting PTSD as well as after developing PTSD.  Likewise PTSD greatly increases the odds of developing drinking problems.

Studies have shown women are more inclined than men with PTSD to start drinking too much.  An astounding 75% of abuse victims have problems with drinking.  Compare this to people who weren’t abused but had a trauma in their life such as experiencing a disaster, being very ill or in a bad accident where 33% reported drinking too much.

For veterans of Vietnam who have PTSD, close to 70% abuse…

View original post 432 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: