Understanding the Relationship Between PTSD and Opioid Use Disorder

veteran with ptsd and opioid use disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health problem people can develop after witnessing or experiencing a life-threatening event. PTSD can affect anyone, but certain factors increase your risk. Veterans, for example, are more likely to develop PTSD than the general population. Unfortunately, PTSD can co-exist with various substance use disorders, including opioid use disorder.  […]