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“Substance use by females is often linked to traumatic events or stressors, including sexual and physical assault or abuse, sudden physical illness, an accident, or a disruption in family life,” explains the 2005 SAMHSA Report on Women. “Females often use alcohol or other drugs to self-medicate in an effort to cope with these traumatic events.”

ATTC Resources on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders

Pacific Southwest ATTC Presentation: Evidenced Based Treatment for Trauma, PTSD, and Addiction

SAMHSA Resources for Coping with Traumatic Events




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