Posts with the category “ptsd”
Be Independent from Your Addiction this Independence Day
by Sandra Knapp, MS, LPC on June 24th, 2019
Independence Day is said to be the fourth most celebrated holiday in the United States. 4th of July is synonymous with parties, fireworks, socializing, eating, and drinking. Individuals who are in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction encounter special challenges during this time, especially early on. Relapse rates increase around the holidays, therefore being prepared for the triggers is one way to reduce chances of threats to recovery.
June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month
by Sandra Knapp, MS, LPC on June 1st, 2019
FACTS:🍃5 in 10 women and 🍃6 in 10 men will experience at least one traumatic event during the lifetime.*🍃Traumatic events may include physical and sexual abuse, neglect, natural and manmade disasters, medical procedures, and death. They may occur to self or individuals witness someone else undergo these traumas.*🍃Untreated #traumas often lead to post-traumatic stress, #addiction, #depression, and ...