Concurrent treatment of PTSD and alcohol use disorder via telehealth in a female Iraq veteran

Maryanne Jaconis, Elizabeth J. Santa Ana, Therese K. Killeen, Christal L. Badour, Sudie E. Back

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Abstract

Background and Objectives: A growing literature provides evidence for the use of integrated treatments (e.g., Concurrent Treatment of PTSD and Substance Use Disorders Using Prolonged Exposure; COPE); however, no known studies have applied COPE via telehealth. Method: COPE was delivered via telehealth to treat one black female veteran with combat trauma and alcohol use disorder. Results: The patient demonstrated significant reductions in alcohol consumption and PTSD and depressive symptoms. Conclusions and Scientific Significance: Although preliminary, findings demonstrate that integrated treatment via telehealth is feasible and effective, and may be useful for female veterans reluctant to seek services at male-dominated VAMCs. (Am J Addict 2017;26:112–114).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-114
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal on Addictions
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017

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© 2017 American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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