Webinar: Overlapping issues: Domestic & sexual violence, mental health, trauma & substance use
This webinar is offered by NAADAC. Many persons with substance use disorders have multiple vulnerabilities. Professionals must know the correlations, implications and ramifications of these intersections. Clients have often experienced traumas, including domestic violence or sexual assault. Survivors of these crimes also experience trauma reactions such as depression, anxiety and PTSD. Some have pre-existing conditions while others develop them as a result of the traumas. Many have turned to addictive substances to cope with on-going abuse or traumatic memories of prior abuses. Best practices requires competency to address substance use disorders and these vulnerabilities. This session will discuss overlapping concerns and how to address them in partnership with victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.