woman holding head to knees dealing with ptsd and addiction

How PTSD can lead to Addiction

“We can all help prevent suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).” Many people who suffer from an untreated mental health condition, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),…

person on a scale with waist measuring tape at their feet may have anorexia nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa: Harmful and Deadly Addictive Behavior

Eating disorders are classified as addictive behaviors that are linked to underlying mental health conditions. Anorexia is a severe psychiatric disorder characterized by unrelenting self-starvation and life-threatening weight loss. People that suffer from anorexia experience: A failure to maintain minimal body weight Fear of gaining weight or becoming fat Disturbances in perception of shape or…