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Managing PTSD and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders



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Continuing Education

This section brings together free in-depth Continuing Education resources for the Professional community concerned with trauma.

Managing PTSD and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders

  • Date Created: 05/23/2012
  • Time to Complete: 1 hour
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Course Series: PTSD 101, Clinical Practice Guideline

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Managing PTSD and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders Author(s):

Daniel Kivlahan, PhD

Debra Kaysen, PhD


VA/DoD PTSD Clinical Practice Guideline Series (2010)

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the VA/DoD 2010 clinical practice guideline recommendations for managing substance use disorders and PTSD through psychotherapy and pharmacology.

The presenters describe the co-occurrence of these conditions and identify evidence-based assessment and treatment strategies.

Goals and Objectives

  • Review evidence on co-occurrence of substance use disorders (SUD) and PTSD
  • Identify key recommendations for integrated psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy treatment of SUD and PTSD from the VA/DoD 2010 PTSD Guideline
  • Identify measures and methods for treatment monitoring related to PTSD and SUD
  • Illustrate ways of addressing substance abuse in PTSD treatment
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