Connection of AUD & PTSD

It is imperative to know Alcohol Use Disorder. Why? It is one of the top reasons for causing death and disability around the globe. Would you believe this statement? There are approximately 8 million alcohol dependent people alone in the United States. Likewise, the position in the rest of the world is also not much different.

The increasing numbers related to alcohol use disorder are indicating alarming situations. This situation becomes worse when it is associated with PTSD. PTSD means posttraumatic stress disorder. It is a disorder in the people who faced traumatic events. Both disorders are interconnected. We need to know them to find a solution or way forward.

Main reasons for PTSD?

PTSD is a mental health issue. For instance, a person uses too much alcohol for a longer period and suffers from alcohol use disorder. There is a certain possibility of vulnerability to PTSD even after recovery from alcohol use disorder. There are specific treatments for PTSD.

Binge drinking

Binge drinking is basically about a drinking pattern of four or more drinks for two hours. It is quite a heavy dose of alcohol and affects our body and mind. It is a condition when the drinker loses his control and feels stress. Binge drinking must be avoided to enjoy a healthy life.

Alex decided to quit but…:

  • Alex was an energetic and confident young boy living in Washington. He was very clear about his future goals. He wants to become a doctor. Alex didn’t know the upcoming challenges in his life. He started using alcohol as just a time pass.