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A new study found that doctors can safely treat alcoholism and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at the same time. “What we found is that those people that got (medication) plus prolonged exposure therapy for alcohol dependence together with the treatment for PTSD did the best for maintaining their low level of drinking,” said Edna Foa, the study’s lead author.

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According to the study, people develop PTSD after experiencing a frightful or painful event and even after the danger is gone, still feel the stress. Many of those people also develop some level of alcohol dependence.

Yuval Neria, a professor at Columbia University and director of the Trauma and PTSD program at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, said, “This may encourage physicians – specifically those in the (Veterans Affairs) setting – to prescribe patients to both drug and evidence-based therapy.”

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