For many people, drugs and alcohol are used to help cope with the symptoms of PTSD, often referred to as “self-medicating.” The problem with self-medicating is that it can exacerbate and intensify underlying symptoms of PTSD. Camelback Recovery understands the 3 c’s of addiction and that treating both PTSD and addiction is critical to helping you create a life that is worth living. Mental health and substance use disorders can significantly impact your overall quality of life. Treating both types of disorders simultaneously can help you live a life free from addiction and minimize your symptoms of PTSD and other mental illnesses. Camelback Recovery offers a variety of treatment options tailored to you and your specific needs.
Posttraumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a mental health disorder that affects many people in the United States. Roughly 6% of the U.S. population will develop PTSD at some point throughout their lives. The symptoms of PTSD can range in severity and, if left untreated, can cause impairment in your ability to perform daily tasks, maintain healthy relationships, be successful in your job, and other difficulties. Fortunately, PTSD and addiction treatment in Arizona is available, and if you are one of the many Americans struggling with the disorder, help is always of reach.
There is an undeniable correlation between PTSD and addiction to drugs and alcohol. It may be surprising to learn that 46.4% of individuals with PTSD also meet the criteria for a substance use disorder. If you experience both a mental health and substance abuse disorder, it is considered a dual diagnosis. At Camelback Recovery, we understand the importance of addressing both mental health and substance use disorders and can incorporate both into your PTSD and addiction treatment in Arizona.