Post-Traumatic Stress DisorderTreatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

One of the most common conditions that occurs alongside addiction is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In fact, studies suggest that approximately half of all people seeking treatment for substance use disorders meet the criteria for PTSD.

At Providence Treatment, we understand how dramatically addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder can affect one’s personal and professional life. We offer several programs that help people identify the causes of their suffering and give them tools to move forward to live happy, engaged lives.


The Connection Between Addiction and PTSD

A traumatic event or a series of traumatic events can leave emotional wounds that linger for years to come. Trauma can stem from violence, abuse, harassment or any other type of acutely stressful or catastrophic event. To cope with the stress, anxiety and depression related to their PTSD, people might mistakenly think that drugs or alcohol will help. However, substances not only fail to fix underlying causes of post-traumatic stress disorder – they also make matters worse.

The addiction professionals at Providence Treatment know that addressing a client’s addiction means understanding factors that contribute to it. We use therapy, group meetings, individual sessions and several other tools to give our clients the resources they need to cope with co-occurring substance use and post-traumatic stress disorders.


At Providence Treatment, We Treat the Whole Person

We help professionals heal from their substance use disorders so they can have more rewarding, productive lives and careers. In recovery, it’s essential to address the causes of substance use, such as post-traumatic stress disorder. At Providence Treatment, we use several treatment modalities to help identify difficulties you might face in recovery, so you have the tools you need to sustain a substance-free life.

If you’d like to learn more about addiction treatment for professionals, call 866-247-3307 to speak to our staff. We’re here to help.