Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at 10 Acre Ranch

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severely debilitating mental health condition triggered by a terrifying or traumatizing event — either by experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares, severe anxiety, and uncontrollable thoughts about the event – all which can make maintaining healthy relationships and functioning at work or in school very difficult.

Studies show a strong link between PTSD and substance use disorder (SUD) in both civilian and military populations. People with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder often turn to alcohol and drugs to mitigate their symptoms, which over time, can lead to dependence and a dual diagnosis.

PSTD and Addiction Treatment for Men

At 10 Acre Ranch, we know that using drugs and/or alcohol can worsen the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. For example, men with PTSD often feel numb, angry, and irritable – and drugs and alcohol can exacerbate these feelings. In addition, drinking and drugging can prolong a cycle of avoidance and delay treatment for PTSD. And, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, avoiding bad memories and dreams or people and places can actually make PTSD last longer.

If you or someone you love is struggling with PTSD and SUD, our trained addiction specialist can help. Our proven programs treat dual diagnoses simultaneously and work to maximize treatment outcomes through the use of conventional and holistic modalities, including:

Help for PTSD and Addiction in Southern California
Ready to pursue a proven treatment path that fits your mental health and financial needs? The skilled counselors, social workers, and addiction specialists at 10 Acre Ranch can help you on the road to recovery from PTSD and SUD. Learn more by calling today: 877-228-4679. You can also submit an online inquiry.