Running Head: SUBSTANCE INDUCED DISORDER
Substance Induced Disorder
SUBSTANCE INDUCED DISORDER
Week 5 DQ#1 Description:
A person suffering from PTSD and a substance use disorder can be complicated to treat.
As they abstain from substances, their trauma-related symptoms may increase. How would
you go about treating this person?
PTSD causes intrusive memories, nightmarish flashbacks and intense anxiety which
interferes with daily life. Many people who suffer from PTSD often turn to alcohol and drugs to
numb their pain and gain some level of control over their lives. As a result, it is important to
understand the treatment of co-occurring PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) and SUD
(Substance use disorder) without causing harm to the patient. This is important because most of
the individuals who seek SUD treatment often meet the criteria for PTSD and those with cooccurring PTSD-SUD often tend to poorer treatment outcome compared with those individuals
who don’t have such comorbidity. Although there is no sufficient evidence to determine the best
course of action, the researcher will explain the best manner in which one can treat an individual
suffering from PTSD-SUD without predisposing them to more danger (Morrison, Berenz, &
Non-exposure based psychosocial treatment approach for co-occurring PTSD and SUD
involves 60 -90-minute sessions that covers various topics including coping with substance
triggers, setting boundaries, and decreasing risky behaviour. Transcend is another treatment
method that is often adopted as an option for treating co-occurring conditions. This treatment
approach is a 12-week eclectic part-hospitalisation program that includes concepts from
cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic and a 12-step treatment program. This
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treatment approach often involves a group treatment that has been divided into six weeks of
trauma processing and six weeks of skill development.
Integrated treatment model is also used to address PTSD and substance use disorder. In
this case, the victim usually visits the same clinician for both treatments instead of visiting
different professionals. This treatment approach helps to address the complexity associated with
comorbid symptoms. This approach is effective in that it helps individuals to address common
emotions and triggers which may be linked with SUD an aspect that can help an individual to
foster and maintain recovery (Morrison, Berenz, & Coffey, 2013).
Week 5 DQ#2 Description:
What are the differences between substance-induced psychotic disorder and a psychotic...
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