Post Traumatic Syndrome Disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating psychological disorder. While people tend to attribute it to people who see combat action in the military, it can affect almost anyone. The causes encompass pretty much any occurrence that creates trauma for an individual. It’s near impossible to describe the profound effect it has on people. It’s for this reason that National PTSD Awareness Day has evolved into an important event.
About National PTSD Awareness Day
Ever since 2010, the nation has set aside one special day for the purpose of drawing attention to PTSD. The United States Senate established PTSD Awareness Day at the request of then-Sen. Kent Conrad. As always, the nation will celebrate National PTSD Awareness Day 2019 on June 27. Why June 27?
In April 2007, Army Staff Sgt. Joe Biel of the North Dakota National Guard took his own life. He did so after returning to his hometown in North Dakota following his second tour of duty in the Iraq War. Before taking his life, doctors diagnosed Biel with PTSD brought on by his experiences as a soldier. June 27 was his birthday.
The purpose of National PTSD Awareness Day 2019 is to raise awareness about this devastating disorder. The day serves as a platform for all of us to reach out to someone we know who is suffering from this and other similar psychological disorders. They need to know someone cares, and they are not alone. They need to know we care.
The Link Between PTSD and Addiction
Crest View Recovery Center is a top addiction treatment organization with three locations in North Carolina. We treat a wide range of substance abuse problems. Over the years, we have seen many people with PTSD enter our facility. They begin to get treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. While there, we take the opportunity to help them also address their PTSD.
We believe in the nation offering its full support for people living with PTSD with National PTSD Awareness Day 2019. For us, every day is the right time to deal with a client’s PTSD. We have built our PTSD treatment program around dual diagnosis therapy. This is necessary for one crucial reason. Failure to address both conditions at the same time almost assures the client will eventually relapse. That’s not a good thing for anyone.
It takes a lot of therapy and counseling to deal with two severe conditions at the same time. However, the benefit of doing so is enormous. The client gets an opportunity to walk out of treatment with a better chance for happiness.
Beyond National PTSD Awareness Day at Crest View Recovery Center
Dual diagnosis treatment is but a fraction of what we do in our facilities. In fact, we offer a wide range of reality-based and holistic treatment options. Above all, we want to concern ourselves with the overall well-being of each of our clients. To meet this goal, we use the following treatment programs and tools:
- Gender-specific inpatient and outpatient care
- Holistic treatment options such as nutrition education, meditation, yoga, and acupuncture
- Heavy focus on family counseling
- Trauma therapy
- Outside referrals for detox
As you contemplate how to celebrate National PTSD Awareness Day, we hope you will think about your own situation. If your addiction and other disorders are beating you down, you have to fight back. Our staff members at Crest View Recovery Center will help you do that. When you are ready to start the quest for recovery, you can pick up the phone and call us at 8663272505.