Enhancing Substance Abuse Recovery Through Integrated Trauma Treatment
This paper describes the four models developed and tested in the SAMHSA-funded Women with Co-Occurring Disorders and Violence Study (WCDVS) as well as another frequently used model that can be integrated within substance abuse treatment and provides guidance for providers in choosing a model for their agency. There is a critical need to address trauma as part of substance abuse treatment. Four trauma-specific and integrated models of treatment for substance abuse clients with trauma histories, symptoms, or posttraumatic stress disorder were utilized in the WCDVS study. Each of these models focused on the first stage of treatment: establishing safety and stabilization.
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