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PTSD AND ADDICTION WORKSHEET: VERSION 2

Amanda Knowles

On this page, we will provide you with a PTSD and addiction worksheet, which will help you to deal with  PTSD and addiction symptoms. 

What is a PTSD and addiction worksheet about?

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental condition that is triggered by a traumatic event, the traumatic event might be experienced directly by the person, or he may have witnessed it happening, as a result of such a traumatic experience the person might have certain beliefs like fear of the event happening again, the world is dangerous, anxiety and fear. These beliefs will result in behaviors like insomnia, avoiding situations. PTSD can cause addiction because a person finds escape from drugs. The bothering thoughts are resolved with drugs, analyzing PTSD symptoms, and taking therapy for addiction can resolve PTSD and addiction both.  

How will a  PTSD and addiction worksheet help?

This worksheet will help you to accept your negative and unpleasant life experiences, it will help you to face them because no one can make the pain go away but this can make you accept rather than avoid your feelings. Since PTSD can make you use or abuse drugs, this worksheet will help you to learn about treatment options you have to deal with addiction. 

Instructions on how to use PTSD and addiction worksheet.

Write down the traumatic event you have faced, then write down your thoughts and feelings related to that event. The thoughts that have pushed you to use drugs, then see what treatment options you have to deal with drug use. 

You can download this worksheet here.

Conclusion

On this page, we provided you with a  PTSD and addiction worksheet which hopefully helped you to deal with  PTSD and addiction symptoms. 

If you have any questions or comments, please let us know.

Amanda Knowles

Sara Quitlag is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.