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Poster

The Effects of Prior Trauma on Women in Substance Abuse Treatment

Poster Session I - Board: I-123
Friday, May 22, 2009, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Yerba Buena 7

Summer Tawalbeh
University of California, Santa Barbara

Amber S. Baker
University of California, Santa Barbara

Rachel J. Hopsicker
University of California, Santa Barbara

Kristen Sullivan
University of California, Santa Barbara

Cristina M. Benki
University of California, Santa Barbara

Merith A. Cosden
University of California, Santa Barbara

This study presents findings on a residential perinatal treatment program for women with substance abuse problems who have also experienced prior abuse. Concurrent treatment for both sets of problems resulted in significant reductions in symptoms across domains. The need for concurrent psychological and drug treatment in women will be discussed.

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