Boundary Problems Associated with Substance Abuse & PTSD — GROW Counseling

The following list comes from one of the treatment manuals we use when working with Substance Abuse & PTSD titled: Seeking Safetyby Lisa M. Najavits and can be used as a helpful tool to further understand the boundary problems you may be experiencing due to Substance Abuse or PTSD.

People with PTSD and/or substance abuse may be prone to boundary problems, such as the following:

  • Extremes: trusting too much or too little; isolation or enmeshment.

Make a note of which ones you notice for yourself to process with either your therapist or another safe person you can talk with.

Written by: Betty Gebhardt

Originally published at on July 17, 2020.



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