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Mental trauma, substance use widespread after trauma like shootings

(8/7/2012)

Mental trauma, substance use widespread after trauma like shootings
By Michael Booth
The Denver Post
August 5, 2012

Mental health experts are seeing a widespread need for trauma counseling in the wake of the Aurora theater shootings, and substance treatment centers warn of increased abuse of alcohol or drugs.

Reactions are coming from unharmed theatergoers, first responders, relatives of victims and even those with no personal connection to the shootings, counselors said.

Moods range from sleeplessness and panic to staying walled up in the house, and may intensify as parents get ready to send their kids off to a new school year, they added.

View the full article here: http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_21238560/mental-trauma-substance-use-widespread-after-trauma-like


Keywords: mental trauma, substance use, widespread, trauma, shootings



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