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Substance Abuse and the Torture Survivor Experience – Information Guide

Survivors of torture are not more likely to abuse drugs or alcohol; however, alcohol and substance abuse often develop secondarily in torture survivors as a way of obliterating traumatic memories, regulating affect, and managing anxiety.

This information guide assists social service providers in better understanding the nature, course, prevention, and treatment of substance use problems; the link between substance abuse and trauma; the models used to explain problematic use; and clinical considerations for working with substance abusing clients. 

This information guide is based on the February 26, 2014 NPCT webinar, Substance Abuse and the Torture Survivor Experience.

Download the information guide: Substance Abuse and the Torture Survivor Experience

View the webinar

Download a PDF of the PowerPoint slides here