Recorded: 10 May 2018
Presenters: A/Prof Katherine Mills and Dr Natalie Peach
Up to two-thirds of Australians entering treatment for their substance use have co-occurring post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Individuals who present with these conditions typically present with a more severe clinical profile and demonstrate poorer treatment outcomes in relation to physical health, mental health and psychosocial functioning. There are however, reasons for optimism. This presentation will give an overview of the evidence regarding treatment options available for this comorbidity among adults and promising new early interventions for adolescents.
This webinar will lead to:
– An understanding of the complex relationship between co-morbid PTSD and substance use
– Awareness of effective treatment options available for this comorbidity
– Introduction to an integrated therapy for co-occurring PTSD and substance use in adolescents