PTSD

PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) is an anxiety disorder diagnosed when an individual undergoes a trauma that greatly disrupts their brain's chemistry, creating changes in their behavior, mood, stress levels, and physical symptoms. PTSD is treatable and mental health services can provide help for those in need. Learn about PTSD and how this mental health disorder affects individuals differently.
Addiction Treatment

The Power of EMDR

Trauma and addiction often go hand in hand. Learn how EMDR—a treatment that reconceptualizes trauma and negative beliefs—can help.
Mental Health

How Is Trauma Linked to Addiction?

For many who experience a trauma, the shock and hurt dissipates with time. Others, however, may turn to substances and develop addictions.
Mental Health

Survivor's Guilt: A Symptom of PTSD

Survivor's guilt is a symptom of PTSD that occurs when someone fixates on their assumed responsibility and survival during a traumatic event.
Family Wellness

How Are Children Impacted by Growing Up with Alcoholic Parents?

Having an alcoholic parent puts children at higher risk of developing addiction and mental health issues in the future; learn how to thrive in adulthood.
Mental Health

First Responders and Mental Health: When Heroes Need Help

Long hours, lack of sleep, continuous exposure to stress and trauma, and on-the-job injuries can have a tremendous impact on the mental health of first responders. Learn how to recognize the signs and how you can help.
Mental Health

Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

What exactly is PTSD, the symptoms, causes, and its link to addiction? Mountainside's Clinical Director Anthony Nave explains.
Mental Health

PTSD: What You Need to Know

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects over 24.4 million Americans. Learn what can cause it, how to recognize the symptoms, and how you can help someone who is struggling.
Drug Addiction

Women and Trauma: A Pathway to Addiction

It is estimated by the National Institute on Drug Abuse that as many as 80 percent of women who are currently seeking treatment for addiction have a history of trauma. This number is only based on women that are seeking treatment, and of those women, those who report it – the number could very easily be higher than 80 percent.
Mental Health

When Disaster Strikes: How to Prevent Natural Disasters from Triggering a Relapse

Natural disasters can induce anxiety in general, but they are especially destructive to those recovering from addiction. Avoid relapse using these tips.
Addiction Treatment

Men, Trauma, and Addiction

Addicted men and women react to treatment differently. Discover how a man’s upbringing can determine the effectiveness of his recovery efforts.
Drug Addiction

Addiction: Men vs Women

Addiction can impact anyone, but social and physiological factors lead to gender-specific concerns. Learn how substance abuse affects men and women.
Mental Health

Study Finds Substance Abuse Significantly Increases Suicide Risk Among Veterans

The study, which was recently published in the journal Addiction, involved 4.4 million veterans and was conducted over a period of six years.
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