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

Pages: 315
Item #: 431799A
ISBN: 978-1-55798-938-3
List Price: $19.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $19.95
Copyright: 2003
Format: Hardcover
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Trauma and Substance Abuse explores the underrecognized connection between trauma, substance use, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Patients with trauma related distress such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often have comorbid substance use disorders (SUDs).

This book presents cutting-edge research on how often the two disorders co-occur and why. Authors describe models of comorbidity and explore how specific PTSD and substance use symptoms are functionally related to each other. In addition, they suggest assessment approaches and practice guidelines to facilitate proper diagnosis and treatment. Particularly valuable are descriptions of several new treatment approaches that have been developed specifically for PTSD–SUD, including cognitive–behavioral and exposure therapy. This is the first book to evaluate and synthesize the two fields of PTSD and substance use disorder research and treatment.

This volume is indispensable for researchers and clinicians seeking a full understanding of the etiology, assessment, and treatment of this challenging dual diagnosis.

Table of Contents


—Donald Meichenbaum

—Pamela J. Brown and Paige Ouimette

I. Epidemiology and Etiological Issues

  1. Epidemiological Investigations: Comorbidity of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use Disorder
    —Howard D. Chilcoat and Christian Menard
  2. Psychosocial Models of Functional Associations Between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use Disorder
    —Sherry H. Stewart and Patricia J. Conrod
  3. Experimental Studies Exploring Functional Relations Between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use Disorder
    —Patricia J. Conrod and Sherry H. Stewart
  4. Childhood Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Substance Abuse, and Violence
    —David Lisak and Paul M. Miller

II. Assessment and Treatment

  1. Substance Use Disorder–Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Comorbidity: A Survey of Treatments and Proposed Practice Guidelines
    —Paige Ouimette, Rudolf H. Moos, and Pamela J. Brown
  2. Assessment of Comorbid Substance Use Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
    —Jennifer P. Read, Andreas R. Bollinger, and Erica Sharkansky
  3. Exposure-Based, Trauma-Focused Therapy for Comorbid Posttraumatic Stress Disorder–Substance Use Disorder
    —Scott F. Coffey, Bonnie S. Dansky, and Kathleen T. Brady
  4. Seeking Safety: A New Psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use Disorder
    —Lisa M. Najavits
  5. Comorbid Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use Disorders: Treatment Outcomes and the Role of Coping
    —Pamela J. Brown, Jennifer P. Read, and Christopher W. Kahler

III. Specific Populations

  1. Concurrent Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use Disorder Among Veterans: Evidence and Treatment Issues
    —Josef I. Ruzek
  2. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use Disorder Among Incarcerated Women
    —Cynthia L. Battle, Caron Zlotnick, Lisa M. Najavits, Marysol Gutierrez, and Celia Winsor
  3. Comorbidity of Substance Use Disorders and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Adolescents
    —Rose M. Giaconia, Helen Z. Reinherz, Angela D. Paradis, and Cecilia K. Stashwick

Epilogue: Future Directions
—Paige Ouimette and Pamela J. Brown


Author Index

Subject Index

About the Editors