Blog: PTSD at the Opioid Treatment Program

“As in other studies, this study shows addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are related, but we still don’t know which comes first. Does addiction put people in dangerous situations that are likely to become traumatic? Does drug use impair judgment about how to avoid dangerous situations? Or does the PTSD cause addiction, because patients with PTSD have unpleasant feelings, and drugs provide temporary relief from unpleasant feelings?

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Source: Janaburson’s Blog – November 10, 2012