By Sudie E. Back, Edna B. Foa, Therese K. Killeen, Katherine L. Mills, Maree Teesson, Bonnie Dansky Cotton, Kathleen M. Carroll, Kathleen T. Brady
Concurrent therapy of PTSD and Substance Use issues utilizing lengthy Exposure (COPE) is a cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy application designed for sufferers who've posttraumatic rigidity ailment (PTSD) and a co-occurring alcohol or drug use disease. COPE represents an integration of 2 evidence-based remedies: lengthy publicity (PE) remedy for PTSD and Relapse Prevention for substance use disorders.
COPE is an built-in therapy, which means that either the PTSD and substance use ailment are addressed simultaneously in treatment by way of a similar clinician, and sufferers can event great discounts in either PTSD indicators and substance use severity. sufferers use the COPE sufferer Workbook whereas their clinician makes use of the Therapist Guide to bring remedy. this system is constituted of 12 person, 60 to ninety minute remedy classes. this system comprises a number of parts: information regarding how PTSD indicators and substance use have interaction with each other; information regarding the commonest reactions to trauma; recommendations to assist the sufferer deal with cravings and strategies approximately utilizing alcohol or medicinal drugs; coping abilities to assist the sufferer hinder relapse to elements; a respiring retraining rest workout; and in vivo (real lifestyles) and imaginal exposures to focus on the patient's PTSD indicators.