You can try using drugs or alcohol to escape your problems, help you sleep, or make your symptoms go away. Substance abuse can cause serious problems. Drinking or using drugs can put your relationships, your work, and your health at risk. You may be more likely to be mean or violent.
When under the influence of alcohol or drugs, people often make poor choices. Avoiding others can make you feel isolated. Isolation is when you tend to be alone for a long time, instead of spending time with other people. However, social support is essential to deal with the situation in a healthy way.
It's natural to feel angry after going through something traumatic. However, anger and violent behavior can cause problems in your life and make it difficult for you to recover.