Complex PTSD: A Debated Diagnosis and How It Impacts Patients with SUDs

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM ET / 8:00 – 10:00 AM CT | Virtual - Zoom


The vast majority of people with Substance Use Disorder have also experienced some type of trauma in their lives. This training will help clinicians strengthen their skills in providing trauma-informed treatment to their patients with Substance Use Disorders by increasing their understanding of the effects of both trauma and substance use on the brain and exploring effective methods of helping people heal from trauma.

Learning Objectives:

  • To be able to define trauma including complex trauma
  • To provide information on the effects of trauma on brain functioning
  • To understand the different types of trauma and the components of trauma-informed care
  • The discuss the implication of trauma and those with a SUD
  • To understand the role of ACES on SUD
  • To develop a basic understanding of effective treatments for people with traumatic exposure and substance use

Recovery Centers of America has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7002. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Recovery Centers of America is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This course qualifies for 2 credit hours.