Explores the complex connections between traumatic stress and substance abuse.
The following resources on Trauma and Substance Abuse were developed by the NCTSN.
Provides policymakers and other stakeholders with an overview of how substance use and trauma effects children, adolescents, and families; substance use-related impaired caregiving; and the impact of the opioid crisis on children and families.
Offers information on suicide, self-harm, and substance abuse prevention and treatment. This website promotes treatments that reduce the risk of serious health and behavioral health problems in youth.
Provides a picture of the challenges experienced by families caring for youth with trauma and substance use.
Offers perspectives on the intersections between trauma, caregiver substance use, parenting, and prenatal substance use exposure.
Describes the connections between intimate partner violence and substance use.
Discusses the potential impact of opiates on the developing fetus and the baby.
Provides information about the effects of prenatal exposure to substances and trauma on children.
Describes the connection between caregiver trauma and substance abuse.
Describes the prevalence of trauma exposure and service use among NCTSN children in the Core Data Set and offers the study's results, recommendations, and policy implications.
Describes the need for an integrated system of care for youth with traumatic stress and substance use disorders.
Provides training and materials for mental health clinicians and substance abuse treatment providers on the complex intersections between psychological trauma and co-occurring substance abuse and dependency.