Treating Trauma and Addiction Simultaneously

1 in 6 people with opioid use disorder experience a new traumatic event every month, but no evidence-based treatment for trauma.

Jessica Peirce, PhD, discusses how people coping with addiction rarely receive treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder, or any trauma care, despite the benefits it may reap.

Dr Peirce is the Interim Director at the Addiction Treatment Services & Center for Addiction and Pregnancy, and associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University.