How Does Trauma Affect Substance Abuse Disorders? | A Better Today Recovery Services



Substance Abuse Topic 3: When it comes to trauma and substance abuse, people tend to use drugs and alcohol to self medicate. Many people deal with their trauma in different ways and abusing mind-altering substances is used as a coping mechanism to deal with the anxiety associated with PTSD or trauma. Watch Topic 4 to learn about PTSD and how people self medicate with substances to cope with the anxiety.

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