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“Survivors, Stress, and Substance Use: Examining the Connection between Trauma and Substance Use”
June 14, 2019

This webinar examines the bidirectional relationship between trauma and Substance Use Disorders (SUDs). Environmental, biological, and psychological factors that predispose survivors to co-occuring PTSD and SUDs are highlighted. The webinar also discusses the various treatment options for trauma related disorders and substance use disorders.

 

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Presenter: Tiffany Cooke MD, MPH, FAPA

Objectives: 

  • List the diagnostic criteria for Post-Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Name at least two psychological factors leading to the co-occurrence of PTSD and substance disorders (SUDs)
  • Name at least two physiological factors leading to the co-occurrence of PTSD and substance disorders (SUDs)
  • Identify at least two treatment modalities for persons with co-occuring trauma related disorders and SUDs