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Opioids, Dissociation, and PTSD

Monday, February 27, 2017  
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By Kristance Harlow

Posted on The Fix (www.thefix.com)

 

Endogenous opioids naturally occurring in the human body are different in people with trauma disorders.

Post-traumatic stress disorder can make a person feel disconnected from the world. When I was diagnosed with PTSD, I finally had something that helped explain why I didn’t understand myself and why I had an overwhelming urge to alter my perception with drugs. Right before I got sober, my journals filled up with entries that could probably be used in a psychology class to teach future therapists what their patients might be thinking.

 

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