PTSD significantly increases the risk of alcohol abuse

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/10/201023191035.htm

“Having PTSD significantly increases the risk of developing alcohol use disorder, as individuals use alcohol to cope with stress and anxiety. Yet the underlying biology of comorbid disorders is generally not well understood,” says Dean Kirson, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in neurophysiology in the lab of professor Marisa Roberto, PhD, and a co-lead author with Michael Steinman, PhD. “We hope our new knowledge of sex-specific changes in the brain will help propel the development of more targeted treatments.”

Author: betterblokesnz