According to Dr Richard Nahas, people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at a higher risk of developing a drug addiction. When PTSD and drug addiction co-occur, it can lead to serious trauma and life risk. That’s why it is crucial to understand the signs of PTSD and drug addiction among friends and family members and take the necessary steps to help in their treatment.
Let’s see the difference between PTSD and drug addiction:
1. Definition – PTSD is a mental health disorder which can occur when a person experiences or witnesses a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, sexual or physical assault, acts of terrorism, death of a loved one, and more.
Drug addiction or substance use disorder affects the brain and behaviour of a person which leads them to abuse legal or illegal drugs such as alcohol, nicotine, marijuana, opioids, and more.…