Blogs & Stories
AddictionCenter —While not directly related to PTSD, contains many worthwhile short articles on addiction and overdependence on drugs and alcohol
Drug Rehab—Great website if you need information on addiction and substance abuse
Healing Combat Trauma —Particularly helpful for women but has many links and is packed with information; look at the sidebar for a list of recommended books
"How Does Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Change the Brain?" by Brain Blogger, January 24, 2015.
Treatment-centers.net (From the website: “Treatment-Centers.net is a public benefit resource website that exists to help addicts, alcoholics, and friends and family members of individuals afflicted with addiction and co-occurring disorders (dual-diagnosis) find the best treatment centers for their needs.” You’ll find useful information, general and specific, on this website.)
Very Well —Many links to articles and information, well-organized
“A Blueprint When Feeling Blue: How A Mental Health Diagnosis Can Be Empowering” By Ashley Santangelo, Jenn Reviews, Fall 2018.
"The Difficulties of Dating When You Have PTSD," By Dr. Ari DeLevie, THE GOOD MAN PROJECT, December 20, 2014.
"The Silence: The Legacy of Childhood Trauma," by Junot Diaz, The New Yorker, April 16, 2018 (While not directly about PTSD, this article is about the longstanding affects of trauma, in this case childhood sexual abuse; an honest, well-written account that compels a deeper understanding of how difficult it is to recover from severe trauma or at least to make peace with it.)
"How PTSD Became a Problem Far Beyond the Battlefield," by Sebastian Junger, Vanity Fair, June 2015
"The Second Rape: Battling PTSD and Betrayal," by Andrea Pino, Huffington Post, January 2014 (What a powerful article, including the disturbing link to Pino's original story. Its message is for anyone who has had PTSD symptoms dismissed—by friends, by colleagues, and by people in positions of authority. Carolina was my undergraduate alma mater. How I hope things have changed. If so, it is due to those who had the courage to speak up.)
"What if PTSD Is More Physical Than Psychological?" by Robert F. Worth, The New York Times Magazine, June 10, 2016 (This article is about traumatic brain injury caused by exposure to explosions. It made me think and to realize in a more visceral way what our soldiers go through in protecting human rights. Read it and you'll have a sense—but only a sense—of what it is to live through an explosion.)
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Non-traditional resource for anxiety
https://cbdoilsandedibles.com (I spent some time reviewing this website. It may provide another approach to reducing anxiety, worth discussing with your physician. In my experience, relief can be found sometimes by thinking and looking "outside the box." Here are two references from the website: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22129319, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21238581. If anyone with PTSD has found these products helpful, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org).