Section 4.2:  Examining the Impact of Natural Disasters on Addiction

Natural disasters create widespread destruction, displacement, economic strain, and trauma. Emotions of grief, anxiety and stress are common reactions to these occurrences. As a result, individuals may use alcohol or other substances to cope with emotions. Disaster situations also tend to exacerbate existing mental health issues or substance use disorders. Read the entire page to understand the relationship between environmental disasters, mental health, and substance use.

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