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Treating trauma and substance use in adolescents

Mills, Katherine; Barrett, Emma; Peach, Natalie; Cobham, Vanessa; Ross, Joanne; Perrin, Sean LU ; Bendall, Sarah; Back, Sudie; Brady, Kathleen and Teeson, Maree (2018) Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) 37. p.14-14
Abstract
Up to 80% of adolescents have experienced trauma and one‐in‐seven suffer from post‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a chronic, debilitating psychiatric disorder. For 50% of these adolescents, the course of their illness is further complicated by a co‐occurring substance use disorder, which often develops from repeated self‐medication of PTSD symptoms. Once established, both disorders serve to maintain and exacerbate the other leading to extensive social, educational, physical and psychological impairments and a chronic course of illness. It is imperative to intervene early in the trajectory in order to prevent the severe and long lasting burden associated with this common comorbidity. In this presentation we provide an overview of the... (More)
Up to 80% of adolescents have experienced trauma and one‐in‐seven suffer from post‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a chronic, debilitating psychiatric disorder. For 50% of these adolescents, the course of their illness is further complicated by a co‐occurring substance use disorder, which often develops from repeated self‐medication of PTSD symptoms. Once established, both disorders serve to maintain and exacerbate the other leading to extensive social, educational, physical and psychological impairments and a chronic course of illness. It is imperative to intervene early in the trajectory in order to prevent the severe and long lasting burden associated with this common comorbidity. In this presentation we provide an overview of the evidence regarding treatment options available for co‐occurring PTSD and substance use, and promising new early interventions for adolescents. A review of the peer‐reviewed literature regarding treatment of PTSD and substance use was undertaken, and best practice approaches for the treatment of adolescents identified. There is growing evidence for the integrated treatment of PTSD and substance use disorders among adults, but the research pertaining to adolescents is in its infancy. Our current trial examining the efficacy of COPE‐A will provide much needed evidence as to how these conditions may best be treated in adolescence before they become chronic disabling conditions. (Less)
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Trauma, Substance abuse, PTSD, treatment, adolescents, CBT
host publication
Drug Alcohol and Review
volume
37
pages
1 pages
conference name
Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD)
conference location
Auckland, New Zealand
conference dates
2018-11-04 - 2018-11-07
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  • scopus:85055672659
DOI
10.1111/dar.12862
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English
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yes
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2d264e4e-0c6a-4798-857a-88e069dbc9b9
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  abstract     = {Up to 80% of adolescents have experienced trauma and one‐in‐seven suffer from post‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a chronic, debilitating psychiatric disorder. For 50% of these adolescents, the course of their illness is further complicated by a co‐occurring substance use disorder, which often develops from repeated self‐medication of PTSD symptoms. Once established, both disorders serve to maintain and exacerbate the other leading to extensive social, educational, physical and psychological impairments and a chronic course of illness. It is imperative to intervene early in the trajectory in order to prevent the severe and long lasting burden associated with this common comorbidity. In this presentation we provide an overview of the evidence regarding treatment options available for co‐occurring PTSD and substance use, and promising new early interventions for adolescents. A review of the peer‐reviewed literature regarding treatment of PTSD and substance use was undertaken, and best practice approaches for the treatment of adolescents identified. There is growing evidence for the integrated treatment of PTSD and substance use disorders among adults, but the research pertaining to adolescents is in its infancy. Our current trial examining the efficacy of COPE‐A will provide much needed evidence as to how these conditions may best be treated in adolescence before they become chronic disabling conditions.},
  author       = {Mills, Katherine and Barrett, Emma and Peach, Natalie and Cobham, Vanessa and Ross, Joanne and Perrin, Sean and Bendall, Sarah and Back, Sudie and Brady, Kathleen and Teeson, Maree},
  keyword      = {Trauma,Substance abuse,PTSD,treatment,adolescents,CBT},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Auckland, New Zealand},
  month        = {10},
  pages        = {14--14},
  title        = {Treating trauma and substance use in adolescents},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12862},
  volume       = {37},
  year         = {2018},
}