Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse

Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse

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by Lisa M. Najavits
     
 


This manual presents the first empirically studied, integrative treatment approach developed specifically for PTSD and substance abuse. For persons with this prevalent and difficult-to-treat dual diagnosis, the most urgent clinical need is to establish safety--to work toward discontinuing substance use, letting go of dangerous relationships, and gaining control… See more details below

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This manual presents the first empirically studied, integrative treatment approach developed specifically for PTSD and substance abuse. For persons with this prevalent and difficult-to-treat dual diagnosis, the most urgent clinical need is to establish safety--to work toward discontinuing substance use, letting go of dangerous relationships, and gaining control over such extreme symptoms as dissociation and self-harm. The manual is divided into 25 specific units or topics, addressing a range of different cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal domains. Each topic provides highly practical tools and techniques to engage patients in treatment; teach "safe coping skills" that apply to both disorders; and restore ideals that have been lost, including respect, care, protection, and healing. Structured yet flexible, topics can be conducted in any order and in a range of different formats and settings. The volume is designed for maximum ease of use with a large format, lay-flat binding, and helpful reproducible therapist sheets and handouts.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572306394
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2001
Series:
Guilford Substance Abuse Series
Pages:
401
Sales rank:
68,072
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


1. Overview
2. Conducting the Treatment
Treatment Topics
Introduction to Treatment/Case Management
Safety
PTSD: Taking Back Your Power
Detaching from Emotional Pain (Grounding)
When Substances Control You
Asking for Help
Taking Good Care of Yourself
Compassion
Red and Green Flags
Honesty
Recovery Thinking
Integrating the Split Self
Commitment
Creating Meaning
Community Resources
Setting Boundaries in Relationships
Discovery
Getting Others to Support Your Recovery
Coping with Triggers
Respecting Your Time
Healthy Relationships
Self-Nurturing
Healing from Anger
Life Choices Game (Review)
Termination

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