Trauma and Substance Abuse: To Treat Separately or Together?

Trauma and alcohol or drug abuse has lifelong implications for trauma survivors and treatment of these issues is imperative. The question becomes though, what is the best form of treatment for these issues? The different types and forms of trauma are examined, as well as the possible links of how substance abuse and trauma become comorbid issues. Treatment types and modalities are also looked at and discussed. The Adlerian approach to treating trauma and substance abuse is also discussed as well as some Adlerian techniques that aid in treatment.

Elizabeth Maes
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