Military combat. Natural disasters. Abuse in childhood. Sexual assault. Violent assault. Road accidents. Terrorist attacks. Unexpected death of a loved one. Undergoing any of these events can understandably cause extreme stress. However, for many who face these and other life-changing traumatic experiences, the stress extends far beyond the end of the event itself. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition in which a person who experiences a physical or psychological trauma continues to experience nightmares or flashbacks, as well as continued feelings of loss of control, guilt, or isolation. For many, this long-term anxiety leads them to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol, which can often lead to an addiction that further compounds the original anxiety disorder.