How the Trauma Informed Approach Can Help Treat Substance Use Disorder
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People who experience trauma- especially Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)- are at an elevated risk for substance use disorders, mental illness, and physical disorders. Trauma-informed care (TIC) is an evidence-based approach to deliver healthcare in a way that recognizes and responds to the long-term health effects of the experience of trauma. In the 2014 Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 57, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) addressed trauma-related prevention, screening, assessment, intervention, and treatment issues and strategies, providing a framework for organizations that wanted to take a trauma informed approach.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Explain the connection between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Substance Use Disorders;
- Describe promising practices for implementing the trauma-informed care approach; and
- Consider how trauma-informed care might work in your organization.
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National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NNLM NER) Repository
Halpin, Susan Marie M.Ed. and McCarthy, Jennifer M.Ed., MS, LCPC, "How the Trauma-Informed Approach Can Help Treat Substance Use Disorders" (2019). National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NNLM NER) Repository. 69.