Finally, it is also important to note that trauma work is not and cannot be done in a short period of time. Trauma work takes time. It cannot be done in a traditional 28 day residential setting. It can certainly be IDENTIFIED at the beginning stages of addiction treatment, but if it is to be truly worked on, it must be done over time. Therefore, if a patient begins working on their trauma in treatment it is vitally important that the treatment continue post discharge through an extended care facility able to treat trauma or with an individual therapist that specializes in trauma or both. Some of the effective forms of therapy that work in the treatment of trauma are prolonged-exposure therapy, cognitive-processing therapy (CPT), eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive restructuring, a form of CBT called stress-inoculation training and also some medications. Also important is a supportive environment and supportive social network.

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