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PTSD Turn to Alcohol to Cope

Why Do Women with PTSD Turn to Alcohol to Cope?

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There is a powerful connection that exists between trauma victims who develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol abuse.  Many women who develop PTSD, turn to alcohol to cope with its symptoms.  While this type of self-medicating often works – at least temporarily – to quiet the woman’s feelings and memories, it can ultimately lead to addiction, and that can be a recipe for disaster. What is Trauma? Trauma is…