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A psychological disorder that arises when an individual experiences a highly traumatic event, post-traumatic stress disorder affects 4 in 100 people.

Although addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder treatment are readily available, the number of people taking advantage of the treatment is somewhat minimal for various reasons.

In many instances, those struggling with an addiction as well as post-traumatic stress disorder will dismiss treatment due to the stigmas associated with the condition. In contrast, others will delay treatment due to believing that they do not need to seek treatment.

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Sadly, when substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder treatment is delayed, many other psychological and behavioural conditions could come to diminish the quality of an individual’s life.

For example, drug and alcohol addictions are known to arise from untreated post-traumatic stress disorder which requires dual diagnosis treatment, something we offer at Nova Recovery.

With this in mind, post-traumatic stress disorder treatment is paramount.

Signs and Symptoms Associated With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Individuals that find their lives affected by post-traumatic stress disorder will usually encounter the symptoms associated within three months of a traumatic event taking place.

However, due to its very nature, post-traumatic stress disorder may only come to impair an individual’s life years after a traumatic event has taken place.

Although the symptoms that come hand-in-hand with post-traumatic stress disorder significantly differ, many individuals will experience a wealth of psychological symptoms.

Left untreated, as touched on above, psychological symptoms can cause a number of behavioural and physical symptoms and conditions to emerge. As a result, post-traumatic stress disorder treatment must be sought as soon as symptoms begin to surface.

If you have experienced a highly traumatic event and are concerned that your life is being controlled by post-traumatic stress disorder, we have outlined a number of the symptoms you may experience below:

  • Vivid flashbacks
  • Nightmares
  • Increasing bouts of stress
  • Physical sensations
  • Panic attacks
  • Heightened anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Negative thoughts

If you experience any of the above symptoms and are also experiencing alcohol or drug addiction, please contact us today to discuss how dual diagnosis post-traumatic stress disorder treatment can help you regain control of your life.

Should you find yourself worried that a loved one struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder, the psychological symptoms they encounter will not be visible.

However, over time a number of physical and behavioural symptoms will arise, especially if post-traumatic stress disorder treatment is not obtained.

The physical and behavioural symptoms often experienced as a result of post-traumatic stress disorder include mood swings, erratic behaviour, isolation from others, violence and an inability to concentrate.

Secure Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment At Our Rehab in Scotland

If your life has been affected by post-traumatic stress disorder and addiction, it is vital that you seek treatment as soon as possible.

However, if you have previously been unable to locate appropriate treatment, or find yourself unsure of the treatment you need, securing post-traumatic stress disorder treatment is often easier said than done.

To ensure that you are aware of your treatment options, at Nova Recovery, we have outlined the treatment we provide for post-traumatic stress disorder at our rehab below.

Psychological Therapy

Psychological therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy have proven to be highly effective when treating post-traumatic stress disorder and addiction.

Employing a wealth of techniques such as mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and trauma counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy will assist you as you reflect on the traumatic event that has affected your life.

As you do so, it is entirely normal for you to experience various emotions.  However, with the help of our psychiatrists, mental health nurses and support workers, you will begin to recover from your post-traumatic stress and substance use disorder.

Well-Being Therapy

At Nova Recovery, we know just how beneficial well-being therapies and activities can be when addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder hinder an individual’s life. As a result, well-being therapies are incorporated into all of our post-traumatic stress disorder treatment programmes.

Although the well-being therapy you encounter will depend on the ramifications post-traumatic stress disorder has had on your life, you will likely be introduced to yoga, meditation and art therapy.  You will also be encouraged to participate in group walks and other outdoor activities.


In some instances, medication is required if an individual is to overcome post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse to drugs or alcohol.

Upon conducting your admissions screening as you enter our rehab centre, our medical team will determine whether they think you would benefit from prescription medication.  If they do, they will ensure that you are prescribed appropriate medication.

Why Choose Nova Recovery For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment?

As you turn your thoughts to attending our rehab facility for treatment, you may wonder what makes the dual diagnosis treatment we can provide different to the treatment you could secure elsewhere.

Firstly, all of our treatment programmes are tailored to your personal needs.  We will only ever offer you treatment that we believe will contribute to your long-term recovery.

Furthermore, as our post-traumatic stress disorder treatment is offered on an inpatient basis at our residential rehab, you will always have access to medical care, guidance and support during your time with us.

Unfortunately, securing addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder treatment elsewhere could see the amount of guidance you obtain limited.

In addition to the above, our post-traumatic stress disorder treatment will ensure that you are able to get the better of the disorder that has compromised the quality of your life for weeks, months or even years.

Contact Us Today For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment

If you are ready to overcome the ramifications that your post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse has so far had on your life, please contact us today to learn more.

Our admissions team will be on hand to discuss our treatments with you.  They will also answer any questions you may have and help you refer yourself for treatment.

If you are concerned that a loved one is struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder following a traumatic event, we also welcome you to contact us.

We can help you determine whether post-traumatic stress disorder and addiction treatment are necessary.  We can also help you refer your loved one for treatment at our rehab centre.

John Gillen - Author - Last updated: May 14, 2024

John has travelled extensively around the world, culminating in 19 years’ experience looking at different models. He is the European pioneer of NAD+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) treatment to Europe in 2010; and recently back from the USA bringing state of the art Virtual Reality Relapse Prevention and stress reduction therapy. His passion extends to other metabolic disturbances and neurodegenerative diseases. The journey continues. In recent times, John has travelled to Russia to study and research into a new therapy photobiomudulation or systemic laser therapy working with NAD+ scientists and the very best of the medical professionals in the UK and the USA, together with Nadcell, Bionad Hospitals own select Doctors, nurses, dieticians and therapists. Johns’ passion continues to endeavour to bring to the UK and Europe new developments with NAD+ Therapy in preventive and restorative medicine and Wellness. In 2017 John Gillen was made a visiting Professor at the John Naisbitt university in Belgrade Serbia.