This webinar provide basic knowledge on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD0 and its connection with Substance Use Disorder (SUD), presented by Julie Rosen, MPH., EMDR therapist. The path leading to one’s substance use is often affected by many different factors. One of them is the fact that people take drugs as a solution to their negative emotions, the discomfort from a traumatic event, or some bad experience that has happened to them in the past. It’s extremely helpful to know and understand the traumas that patients have been suffering and support them in recognizing and resolving traumas. This will contribute to a sustainable improvement of the treatment outcome, facilitating patient to gradually reduce unhealthy behaviors and head for a better free-of-drug life. Because the time is limited, the treatment for PTSD was not fully explained. As this is a useful topic, VHATTC hopes that in the future we can organize a formal or face-to-face training on PTSD and its connection with SUD.
This product was developed by this Center under previous funding as part of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network through the President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)/Substance Abuse Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA).