Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & Substance Use

July 11, 2023

Learn about the relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder and substance use.

Watch this video to learn:

  • About the relationship between PTSD and substance use disorder
  • What reenacting behaviors are
  • How substances appear to help with trauma
  • How dopamine plays a role in substance use disorder and trauma
  • How substance use during a certain age can affect the brain

Trigger warnings: substance use, domestic violence, eating disorders

Kim, an advocate and activist, has worked in the nonprofit sector for almost 30 years, primarily focused on trauma, trauma-informed care, and behavioral health.