PTSD and Substance Abuse: Part II Treatment Options


PTSD and Substance Abuse: Part II Treatment Options – Dr. Robyn Walser, of the National Center for PTSD at the Palo Alto VA Medical System examines the often dual diagnoses of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse in Veterans. Take an in-depth look at the importance of the therapeutic relationship with such veterans and the various treatment options. Series: Treating the Invisible Wounds of War: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans, Families and Care Providers [Health and Medicine] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 17611]


TRICARE outsources addiction treatment with little oversight

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To cope with a growing population of drug- and alcohol-addicted personnel, the Defense Department has outsourced substance abuse treatment to a network of 1,053 civilian rehabilitation facilities through the TRICARE insurance plan. But a Nextgov …
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Gender differences found in substance abuse habits among Mexican Americans

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Of the Mexican-Americans receiving treatment, 72.5 percent were male. However, those women (10.9 percent) who were being treated for substance abuse issues were more likely than the men (6.8 percent) to have corresponding mental health issues.
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Gateway opens youth treatment center

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Substance abuse treatment giant Gateway Rehabilitation on Monday opened its first inpatient center for adolescents. The 42-bed facility is located on Moffett Run Road in Center Township, Beaver County, and it was designed for youths between the ages of …


Drug Abuse & PTSD

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PTSD is often treated with exposure therapy. There is concern when treating PTSD in cases that also have substance dependence issues. Clinicians fear that the exposure therapy will cause the substance abuse to flare up as a coping mechanism. The aim of …
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4 Responses to PTSD and Substance Abuse: Part II Treatment Options

  • gadionson1 says:

    very? informative video! nice one.


    Im sorry but talking to soldiers doesnt really give her the experience? only soldiers know what soldiers go through.

  • codytee says:

    I’m an Iraq combat veteran w/ over 175 combat missions as a .50cal gunner in Baghdad. I have PTSD, and am a major alcoholic. I also dabble in drugs here n there.. I’ve been taking suboxen the past year or so…and it’s a miracle medication. I’m still looking out my window? at 3am, and carrying a weapon everywhere, but it’s made me alot better.

  • hymnofashes says:

    In my experience of addiction, if you? can get a rule in place; say, don’t drink before 8 PM, don’t drink alone, don’t have more than 2 beers in the house at any one time, that sort of thing– if you can do that, it goes a long way toward restoring your self-worth and building discipline. I completely agree that you don’t need to hit bottom to make drastic improvements in your life.

    The biggest improvements: good job, girl/boyfriend. Really helps.

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