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Therapy for Alcoholism Fails to Derail PTSD Treatment

(8/14/2013)

Therapy for Alcoholism Fails to Derail PTSD Treatment
Psych Central
August 7, 2013

Therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder among individuals with an alcohol dependence does not increase drinking or cravings.  The finding was welcomed as many had worried that treatment of PTSD would disrupt treatment for alcoholism.  This is the first clinical trial to investigate the effects of an evidence-based medication (naltrexone) and an evidence-based therapy (prolonged exposure therapy) on PTSD patients with comorbid dependence on alcohol.

View the full article here: http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/08/08/therapy-for-alcoholism-fails-to-derail-ptsd-treatment/58180.html


 


Keywords: therapy, alcoholism, PTSD, treatment



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