Trauma and Substance Abuse: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment of Comorbid Disorders, Second Edition

Pages: 350
Item #: 4317317
ISBN: 978-1-4338-1523-2
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Copyright: 2014
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Over the past decade, research on the epidemiology, nature, and meaning of the comorbidity between trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and substance abuse has burgeoned.

Changes in the political and social climate of the United States during this time have brought with them new challenges. Changes in the definitions of both PTSD and substance abuse have been proposed by those involved with diagnosing and treating people with these issues; some of these changes are expected to be reflected in future diagnostic systems.

Trauma and Substance Abuse: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment of Comorbid Disorders, Second Edition offers a broad overview of current trends in the field of co-occurring substance abuse and PTSD from both clinical and research perspectives.

The goal of this volume, newly revised to include special settings, such as court systems and disasters, and special populations, such as veterans, is to clarify issues specific to trauma, PTSD, and substance abuse and to translate both quantitative and qualitative data into specific recommendations for clinicians, researchers, and administrators.

Table of Contents


Jennifer P. Read and Paige Ouimette

I. Foundations

  1. Relations Among Trauma, PTSD, and Substance Misuse: The Scope of the Problem
    Kristin M. Bailey and Sherry H. Stewart
  2. PTSD–SUD Biological Mechanisms: Self-Medication and Beyond
    Bryce Hruska and Douglas L. Delahanty
  3. Comorbidity of PTSD and SUDs: Toward an Etiologic Understanding
    Mark D. Kramer, Melissa A. Polusny, Paul A. Arbisi, and Robert F. Krueger

II. The Changing Face of PTSD–SUD: Special Issues and Populations

  1. Ethical Considerations in Conducting Research on Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress, and Substance Misuse and Abuse
    Vanessa Tirone, Elana Newman, Paige Ouimette, and Emily Kaier
  2. PTSD–SUD Across the Life Span
    Melissa J. Griffin, Rachel L. Bachrach, and Jennifer P. Read
  3. The Psychological Consequences of Disaster
    Suzy Bird Gulliver, Rose Zimering, Grace Stephanie Carpenter, Anthony Giardina, and Jessica Farrar
  4. PTSD–SUD Among Military Veterans
    Meghan E. McDevitt-Murphy, Christopher J. Monahan, and Joah L. Williams
  5. PTSD and Tobacco Use
    Eric A. Dedert, Patrick S. Calhoun, F. Joseph McClernon, and Jean C. Beckham
  6. PTSD, Substance Use, and Veterans' Involvement in the Legal System: Veterans Treatment Courts
    Brian Borsari, Selby Conrad, Nadine R. Mastroleo, and Marina Tolou-Shams
  7. Intimate Partner Violence, PTSD, and Substance Use
    Kathrin Ritter, Aaron Kivisto, Vanessa Handsel, and Todd Moore

III. Innovations: Research and Treatment

  1. Evaluating the Evidence for PTSD–SUD Treatment
    Barbara A. Hermann, Jessica L. Hamblen, Nancy C. Bernardy, and Paula P. Schnurr
  2. Exposure-Based, Trauma-Focused Treatment for Comorbid PTSD–SUD
    Jay A. Morrison, Erin C. Berenz, and Scott F. Coffey
  3. Creating Change: A New Past-Focused Model for Trauma and Substance Abuse
    Lisa M. Najavits
  4. Technology-Based Assessment and Treatment Approaches for PTSD and SUDs
    Kyle Possemato, Lisa A. Marsch, and Todd M. Bishop


About the Editors

Editor Bios

Paige Ouimette, PhD, is a clinical psychologist at Psychological Healthcare, PLLC. Her clinical approach combines evidence-based interpersonal and cognitive-behavior approaches for psychological symptoms and disorders. She is also a research psychologist at the Center for Integrated Healthcare at the Syracuse Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center and an adjunct associate professor of psychology at Syracuse University.

Dr. Ouimette's research interests are in the intersection of trauma, posttraumatic stress, and substance use. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the Department of Veterans Affairs Clinical Sciences Research and Development Service have funded her research.

Dr. Ouimette received her bachelor's degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) Binghamton and her doctorate from SUNY Stony Brook. She completed her clinical internship at the Boston VA Medical Center–Tufts University School of Medicine Consortium, where she stayed on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder — Women's Health Sciences Division of the Boston VA Medical Center.

Dr. Ouimette worked at the Center for Healthcare Evaluation at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center in California and at Washington State University before moving to Syracuse, New York.

Jennifer P. Read, PhD, is an associate professor of psychology at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. She is also an affiliated research scientist at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions.

Dr. Read received her bachelor's degree from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, and her doctorate from the University of Rhode Island in Kingstown. She completed her clinical internship at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where she stayed on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship in addiction studies at Brown University's Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies.

Dr. Read's research interests include alcohol misuse by young adults and the intersection of trauma, posttraumatic stress, and substance use. Her research has been funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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In a rapidly changing climate of a deepening knowledge base of complexity of PTSD-SUD, this updated work reflects cutting-edge treatments, technologies, and improved diagnostics. Researchers, practitioners, and administrators alike will find a wealth of translational science at their fingertips for immediate use in clinical and research settings.