PTSD and Negative Coping - Topic Overview
What can I do?
Changing how you cope with PTSD is
part of your recovery. Here are some things you can do.
- Talk to a doctor or counselor. You may need
help changing your behavior. You also may be
addicted to alcohol or drugs, which makes quitting on
your own hard.
- Get involved with a support group for PTSD. You can
find out about support groups from your doctor, from some friends, or on the
- Talk to your family and friends about things that bother
you. They can offer you emotional support as you change your habits or
- Get involved with social and community events. Volunteer
at a sporting event or holiday festival. Connect with other people through
clubs or religious groups. Find hobbies and interests that bring you in contact
For information on alcohol abuse, see the topic
Alcohol Abuse and Dependence.
information on quitting smoking, see the topic
For information on
eating healthy, see the topic
For more information on
PTSD, see the topic
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.