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The Connection Between Trauma and Addiction

After a traumatic incident, many individuals will turn to drugs or alcohol as a coping mechanism. The problem is more common than you might think. In fact, over 50 percent of those who experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in their adolescence will develop problems with addiction. Treating both the addiction as well as the underlying causes are essential to an effective rehab experience.

If you or someone you love has problems with addiction, learn more about the dual diagnosis treatment options at drug rehab centers in Los Angeles or elsewhere. Addressing both the addiction and its underlying causes are important to lasting success.

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