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PTSD and the impact alcohol/substance abuse has on symptoms

Part 2 of a 2-part series

 

Last updated 5/11/2022 at 6:11pm

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Alcohol is sometimes used to cope with PTSD.

Shelby Ramsey

Special to the Village News

When looking at the large number of individuals suffering from PTSD, it is important to acknowledge the unfortunate role alcohol and substance abuse play in this particular population.

Expertly explaining this is Dr. Debra Kaysen, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences – public mental health and population sciences at Stanford.

Kaysen is well-published and active in research in the areas of overlap between post-traumatic stress disorder and alcohol-use disorders, and accessible interventions for individuals suffering from mental healt...



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