relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder and problem alcohol use following traumatic injury
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high levels of PTSD symptoms are associated with subsequent increases in problem alcohol use during the chronic posttrauma phase (i.e., 12 to 24 months following trauma exposure). It may be that, as PTSD symptoms become more entrenched over time, maladaptive response patterns may be established, leading to a relationship between PTSD symptoms and problem alcohol use that is relatively consistent across symptom clusters.
problem drinking is an effective coping strategy) or increases in symptom severity (suggesting that self-medication has a paradoxical effect on symptom severity)
individuals with ptsd, mostly combat veterans, to help cope with the traumatic events