Acknowledged author Lisa M. Najavits wrote Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse (The Guilford Substance Abuse Series) comprising 401 pages back in 2001. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 1572306394 and 9781572306394. Since then Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse (The Guilford Substance Abuse Series) textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $9.93 or rent at the marketplace.
This manual presents the first empirically studied, integrative treatment approach developed specifically for co-occurring PTSD and substance abuse. For persons with this prevalent and difficult-to-treat dual diagnosis, the most urgent clinical need is to establish safety--to work toward discontinuing substance use, letting go of dangerous relationships, and gaining control over such extreme symptoms as dissociation and self-harm. The manual is divided into 25 specific units or topics, addressing a range of different cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal domains. Each topic provides highly practical tools and techniques to engage patients in treatment; teach "safe coping skills" that apply to both disorders; and restore ideals that have been lost, including respect, care, protection, and healing. Structured yet flexible, topics can be conducted in any order and in a range of different formats and settings. The volume is designed for maximum ease of use with a large format, lay-flat binding, and helpful reproducible therapist sheets and handouts.
See also the author's self-help guide Finding Your Best Self, Revised Edition: Recovery from Addiction, Trauma, or Both, an ideal client recommendation.