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PTSD And Addiction: The Effects Of Trauma On Substance Abuse

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It’s no secret that addiction and PTSD often go hand in hand. In fact, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about 50% of people who suffer from addiction also have PTSD.

This is because people with PTSD often turn to drugs or alcohol as a way to self-medicate. If you are looking for addiction and PTSD treatment in South Florida, Reign Residential Treatment Center can help.

RRTC is a South Florida rehab center offering substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment. Contact us today to learn more.

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What Is PTSD?

PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, is a mental health condition that can occur after someone has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. 

PTSD Statistics

Trauma is commonly experienced with 60% of men and 50% of women experiencing trauma at some time in their life. According to the National Center for PTSD, about 6 out of every 100 people will be diagnosed with PTSD at some point. In addition, although PTSD-related trauma is not always reported, annually, 12 million American adults will have PTSD. 

Signs of PTSD

PTSD can present itself in many different ways. Some common signs and symptoms include:

Psychological Signs of PTSD
  • Flashbacks or nightmares about the event
  • Nightmares
  • Intrusive thoughts or memories of the traumatic event
  • Avoidance of people, places, or things that remind you
  • Adverse changes in mood and thinking
Physical Signs of PTSD
  • Headaches
  • Chest pain
  • Rapid breathing
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
Behavioral Signs of PTSD
  • Self-destructive behavior
  • Aggression
  • Hypervigilance
  • Sleep problems
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What Causes PTSD?

Many different types of trauma can lead to PTSD. Some common examples include:

  • Combat experiences: being in a war zone or being attacked
  • Natural disasters: experiencing a hurricane, tornado, flood, or fire
  • Violent personal assaults: mugging, rape, torture, or being kidnapped
  • Accidents: car crashes, plane crashes, train wrecks
  • Childhood abuse or neglect: physical, sexual, or emotional abuse
  • The sudden death of a loved one: car accidents, homicide, or suicide

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Our PTSD Treatment In South Florida

While there is no one-size-fits-all treatment for PTSD and addiction, several effective treatments are available. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

One standard treatment for both conditions is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is a therapy that helps people change how they think and behave. 

For example, a therapist may help a person with PTSD to challenge their negative thoughts about themselves. 

They may also help them to develop coping mechanisms for dealing with their symptoms. 

Similarly, a CBT therapist may help an individual with an addiction identify and change the thought patterns that contribute to their addictive behaviors. 

RRTC offers comprehensive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy programs in Florida

Exposure Therapy

Another treatment option for PTSD is exposure therapy. This type of therapy involves gradually exposing a person to the things that trigger their symptoms. 

Exposure therapy aims to help people learn to cope with their triggers and eventually reduce their fear of them. 


Furthermore, several types of medication can be used to treat PTSD and addiction. 

For example, antidepressants are often prescribed to help people with PTSD manage their symptoms. 

Some common antidepressants used to treat PTSD include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). 

Anti-anxiety medications and beta-blockers may also be prescribed to help people with PTSD cope with anxiety and stress. 

People with addiction may be prescribed medications to help them detoxify from drugs or alcohol. They may also be prescribed medicines to help prevent relapse. 


Typically, psychotherapy is an integral part of treatment for both PTSD and addiction. 

A therapist can help a person with an addiction to identify the triggers that lead to their addictive behaviors. 

Support Groups

Finally, support groups can also be an essential part of treatment for PTSD and addiction. 

Generally, this is because they provide a space for people to share their experiences and receive support from others. 

Several types of support groups are available for people with PTSD and addiction. 

For example, there are groups specifically for people with PTSD, people with addiction, and groups for family members and loved ones. 

Some of the most commonly known support groups are Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). 

These groups help people with substance abuse maintain sobriety after their initial treatment.

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What To Look For In A PTSD And Addiction Center In South Florida

When looking for a treatment facility for PTSD and addiction, there are several things to remember. 

First, finding a facility that offers evidence-based treatments is essential, which means that the treatments offered have proven effective in scientific studies. Secondly, finding a facility that specializes in treating PTSD and addiction is also essential. This is because facilities specializing in these conditions will be more likely to offer effective treatments. Finally, finding a facility that offers a range of services is vital. 

This is because, for recovery, people with PTSD and addiction often need multiple types of treatment, such as medication, therapy, and support groups. 


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How To Find A PTSD And Addiction
Center In South Florida

If you or someone you know is struggling with PTSD and addiction, there are several ways to find treatment. Reign Residential Treatment Center is a comprehensive drug rehab center offering dual diagnosis treatment in South Florida. Contact us today to learn more about our trauma therapy program in Florida.


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Reign Residential Treatment Center Is A South Florida PTSD Treatment Center

Reign Residential Treatment Center is a trauma treatment center in South Florida that specializes in treating PTSD and addiction. 

Here we offer a range of evidence-based treatments, including in-patient and outpatient therapy, and aftercare support groups.

Contact us today to learn more about our program and how we can help you or your loved one recover from PTSD and addiction.

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