It is extremely challenging for former hostages to successfully resume the lives they lived before captivity.
Most suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, including insomnia, anxiety, depression, irritability, and hypersensitivity.
They have very low self-esteem, have trouble remembering, and are unable to get regular sleep.
Most divorce, and most face financial trouble.
Some abuse heavy alcohol and partake in sexual escapades.
The FARC recently released ten members of the armed forces they held hostage in jungle prison camps for more than a decade.