drug abuse

Trauma and Substance Use

Substance use is extremely common in individuals who have trauma. In fact, the 2010 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions showed that almost half of people with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder have some kind of a substance use disorder, and one in five are substance dependent....

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Rise in Overdoses

People are starting to notice a problem. It’s hard not to notice the “heroin crisis,” when celebrities like Philip Seymour Hoffman overdose. It’s hard for parents to ignore when news reports tell us that high school students are helping each other shoot up in school...

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