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Management of PTSD and Substance Use Disorder

PTSD symptoms independent from drug disorder

Intervention should address both PTSD and SUDs concurrently

Traditionally exposure therapy was considered inappropriate for those with SUDs

The emotions experienced may be overwhelming and could lead to more substance use

Cognitive impairment associated with SUD could impair the patient’s ability to do imaginal tasks

Growing evidence for effectiveness of exposure therapy

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