The Link Between PTSD and Substance Abuse

ptsd and addiction

According to TIME Magazine, the “vast majority” of those who struggle with addiction have also suffered significant traumatic events in their past. Moreover, many who are battling addiction are simultaneously… Read More

What is a Borderline Personality Disorder

What is a Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness characterized by long-standing, ongoing patterns in both moods and relationships. People with BPD experience widely variant self-image and moods, which influences… Read More

What Causes Drug Addiction?

What Causes Drug Addiction?

Drug addiction is a disease of the body and brain. Also called substance use disorder, drug addiction triggers uncontrollable behaviors and renders a person unable to control their use of… Read More

How PTSD Can Affect Relationships

People who have survived various kinds of trauma often emerge with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD can make it more difficult to thrive within personal relationships, including those with… Read More

6 Signs of an Eating Disorder

It’s easier to recover from most eating disorders with earlier detection. That’s just one of the many reasons why its important for families and friends to be on the lookout… Read More

What Makes Heroin so Addictive

Public health officials and lawmakers alike seem to agree on something: the United States is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. Part of this American drug crisis is heroin… Read More