Counseling for Hostage Victims

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a potentially devastating disease that frequently leads to substance abuse and other psychological distress if it is not treated. Hostage victims usually experience some form of PTSD and can benefit from specialized counseling. If patients seek specialized counseling and also take appropriate medications for their troubling symptoms, they have incredibly […]

Trauma Wounds and Addiction

“If you knew how excruciatingly uncomfortable it is to live in my own skin, you would understand why I do not want to be present in my body and in this world.” Anonymous Some version of this statement is, unfortunately, a heartbreakingly common thought often expressed by someone coping with addiction. It is also heartbreakingly […]

What’s the Story Behind Vets, Addiction, and Trauma?

There’s no doubt that veterans are among the most respected people in the world. They fight for our freedoms and experience unexplainable pain in harsh conditions. Although some veterans can return home and transition back to their normal life without huge setbacks, this, unfortunately, isn’t the case for many You may have a veteran in […]