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Introduction: Poor health of sex workers continues to be a source of international concern. Sex work is frequently linked with problematic drug use and drug-dependent sex workers typically work on the street, experiencing the greatest risks to health…

Background Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based treatment for PTSD. However, it is unclear whether EMDR shows the same effectiveness in patients with substance use disorders (SUD) and comorbid PTSD. In this trial,…

Individuals who have experienced trauma in their lives are at a much higher risk of developing addictions. According to the EMDR Institute, EMDR – which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing – is a specialized psychotherapy…

Purpose: This case study examines the impact of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) on relapse rates and management of trauma symptoms in an individual with co-occurring substance use disorder and PTSD. Background - Substance…

The comorbidity of PTSD and substance abuse gives sufficient reason to treat patients who are addicted with EMDR targeting the traumatic memories, which drive the comorbid PTSD. However, there are several pathways leading to addiction and PTSD is…

Substance and behavioral addictions such as gambling compulsion, sex addiction, binge eating, bulimia, as well as alcohol, methamphetamine, cocaine, and smoking addictions have been notoriously resistant to treatment. The Feeling-State Theory (FST)…

Objective: This study investigated the effects of standard eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) protocol in chronically dependent patients. We propose that reprocessing traumatic memories with EMDR would lead to measurable changes of…

In my experience, EMDR is the fastest, most effective and least intrusive way to help clients release trauma, regardless of whether it stems from childhood abuse, sexual abuse or assault, accidents, disasters or combat, and regardless of whether it…

This dissertation was a study of a community corrections program which incorporated adjunct Energy Psychology Therapies for Substance Abuse Offenders (SAOs), who were transitioning back into community. Rates of relapse and recidivism were compared,…

EMDR and Recovery • EMDR helps patients reframe their attachment to drug use and drug lifestyle into “addiction trauma.” • EMDR decreases traumatic memories that destabilize the path to recovery. • EMDR provides hope of trauma resolution for patients…

This lecture will provide an overview of a comprehensive psychotherapy treatment approach called EMDR by two Certified EMDR Approved Consultants who each have over 25 years of clinical experience. EMDR is one of the most widely researched…

Untreated trauma and PTSD are believed to underlie substance abuse (SA) and domestic violence (DV). Some military personnel attempt to manage their PTSD with the use of DV tactics and SA, causing harm to themselves and others. Workshop participants…

Substance use disorders remain a persistent social and medical problem. According to a recent report,1 addiction is the number one health problem in the United States. The report notes that when one considers the direct costs of drug-induced health…

Twelve-step recovery models and EMDR are highly complementary when appropriately combined. In this workshop, participants will identify the most common problems encountered in traditional addiction treatment models and consider how proper…

The comorbidity of PTSD and substance abuse provides sufficient reason for treating patients, who are addicted, with EMDR while focusing on the PTSD diagnosis. However, there are several pathways leading to addiction, and PTSD is only one of them.…

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The DeTUR method is an urge reduction protocol used as the center of an overall methodology for the treatment of a wide range of chemical addictions and dysfunctional behaviors. This method was developed and refined by the author through client…

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Thirty years of addiction research have provided sufficient evidence for the crucial role of memory in drug dependency. The addiction memory (AM) serves as a useful concept for obsessive-compulsive craving to be seen in drug addicted patients…

The paper was a research paper on Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a trauma treatment method, which was summarised and the implications for substance abuse prevention and treatment explored, including protocols that apply EMDR to…

PTSD and substance abuse is a common co-occurring disorder for which current research recommends a phased, integrated treatment approach. This presentation covers the 4-year pilot program using EMDR and Seeking Safety© as an Integrated Trauma…

It is clear from over 17 published studies that the EMDR method is highly effective in assisting clients in resolving PTSD (Maxfield and Hyer, 2002). However, most clients who enter therapy do not have a simple problem of a single disturbing memory,…

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A comprehensive and flexible EMDR-based treatment manual designed to be used with clients in recovery from chemical dependency. Includes assessment and clinical application of specialized protocols.

Substance abuse and its sequels often mean intense suffering for the individual and huge costs for society. Established treatment modalities, as good as they are, lack effectiveness. Comorbid PTST with substance abusers is more the rule, than the…

We have found that the treatment protocol outlined below has been very helpful in our work with clients suffering from substance abuse or dependence.

The goal of this presentation is to describe current state-of-the-art knowledge about the treatment of patients with the dual diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder and substance abuse, a population that is typically considered "difficult to…

Denne artikkelen fokuserer på bruk av EMDR i behandling av klienter med rusmiddelproblemer. Personer i denne kundegruppen synes å vise en høy grad av symptomer knyttet til PTSD. Forfatterne presenterer en teoretisk begrunnelse for behandling av rus…

Presents an interview with Wendy Justus on the efficacy of using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with recovering addicts. People who survive trauma often carry around a great deal of shame, usually based on a flawed belief that…

This workshop addresses the application of standard and modified EMDR treatment protocols to addictive and compulsive behaviors including substance abuse/dependence, overeating, smoking, love addiction. Individuals with addictive and compulsive…

This workshop is aimed at Level II EMDR trained clinicians working with chemical dependency who may be interested in participating in a pilot multisite research study. Data collected at various sites will be pooled and statistically analyzed by Dr.…

Substance abuse is always a challenge for the therapist. Substance abuse and its sequelae often mean intense suffering for the individual and huge costs for society. Established treatment modalities, as good as they are, lack effectiveness. Recent…
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