Nick Ortner discusses a therapeutic option for veterans suffering from PTSD. The process is called Tapping, and it combines Western psychotherapy with Eastern acupressure points. It has made a huge difference in the lives of some veterans suffering with PTSD, and it is easy and inexpensive.
Researchers have identified a particular part of the brain that is associated with external triggers, such as smell, in the brains of alcohol-preferring rats. This research could have great implications in controlling the brain's reaction to external triggers in humans.
For the first time, mental health and substance abuse professionals have gathered to discuss both these issues among our Veteran population. This is an issue that has recently come to light, and this conference will help provide information and a forum for discussion.