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Trauma Literature Review

Provides a list of peer-reviewed research article citations divided by specific focus areas; effects of trauma exposure women, children and families, trauma and child welfare, trauma, family drug courts and criminal justice systems, trauma and tribal populations, trauma and substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health treatment, and trauma and military and veteran families.

Effects of Trauma Exposure Women, Children and Families

Babcock, R. L., & DePrince, A. P. (2013). Factors contributing to ongoing intimate partner abuse: Childhood betrayal trauma and dependence on one’s perpetrator. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28(7), 1385-1402. doi: 10.1177/0886260512468248

Bailey, H. N., De Oliveria, C. A., Wolfe, V. V., Evans, E. M., & Hartwick, C. (2012). The impact of childhood maltreatment history on parenting: A comparison of maltreatment types and assessment methods. Child Abuse & Neglect. 36, 236-246. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2011.11.005

Belt, R. H., Kouvo, A., Flykt, M., Punamäki, R. L., Haltigan, J. D., Biringen, Z., & Tamminen, T. (2013). Intercepting the intergenerational cycle of maternal trauma and loss through mother–infant psychotherapy: A case study using attachment-derived methods. Clinical child psychology and psychiatry, 18(1), 100-120. doi: 10.1177/1359104512444116

Bender, K. A., Thompson, S. J., Ferguson, K. M., Yoder, J. R., & Kern, L. (2013). Trauma among street-involved youth. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 22(1), 53-64. doi: 1063426613476093

Bender, K., Thompson, S. J., Ferguson, K., Komlo, C., Taylor, C., & Yoder, J. (2012). Substance use and victimization: Street-involved youths' perspectives and service implications. Children and Youth Services Review, 34(12), 2392-2399.

Cody, M. W., & Beck, J. G. (2014). Physical injury, PTSD symptoms, and medication use: Examination in two trauma types. Journal of Traumatic Stress. 27, 74-81.

Dedesma, R. K., Kallivayali, D., Albanese, M. J., & Eisen. J. C. (2014). A slow suicide: the seemingly infinite cycle of alcohol and trauma in a middle-aged woman. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 22(1), 46-54.

Dube, S. R., Felitti, V. J., Dong, M., Chapman, D. P., Giles, W. H., & Anda, R. F. (2003). Childhood abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction and the risk of illicit drug use: the adverse childhood experiences study. Pediatrics, 111(3), 564-572. doi: 10.1542/peds.111.3.564

Felitti, M. D., Vincent, J., Anda, M. D., Robert, F., Nordenberg, M. D., Williamson, M. S., ... & James, S. (1998). Relationship of childhood abuse and household dysfunction to many of the leading causes of death in adults: The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. American journal of preventive medicine, 14(4), 245-258. Retrieved from (PDF 536KB)

Fenton, M. C., Geier, T., Keyes, K., Skodol, A. E., Grant, B. F., & Hasin, D. S. (2013). Combined role of childhood maltreatment, family history, and gender in the risk for alcohol dependence. Psychological Medicine, 43, 1045-1057. doi:10.1017/S0033291712001729

Gould, F., Clarke, J., Heim, C., Harvey, P. D., Majer, M., & Nemeroff, C. B. (2012). The effects of child abuse and neglect on cognitive functioning in adulthood. Journal of Psychiatric Research. 46, 500-506. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychires.2012.01.005

Hager, A. D., & Runtz, M. G. (2012). Physical and psychological maltreatment in childhood and later health problems in women: An exploratory investigation of the roles of perceived stress and coping strategies. Child abuse & neglect, 36(5), 393-403. Retrieved from

Kilpatrick, D. G., Acierno, R., Saunders, B., Resnick, H. S., Best, C. L., & Schnurr, P. P. (2000). Risk factors for adolescent substance abuse and dependence: Data from a national sample. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68(1), 19-30. doi: 10.1037/0022- 006X.68.1.19

Lamers-Winkelman, F., Willemen, A. M., & Visser, M. (2012). Adverse Childhood Experiences of referred children exposed to Intimate Partner Violence: Consequences for their wellbeing. Child abuse & neglect, 36(2), 166-179.. Retrieved from

Linden, I. A., Torchalla, I., & Krausz, M., (2013). Addiction in maternity: prevalence of mental illness, substance use, and trauma. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 22(10), 1070-1084. doi: 10.1080/10926771.2013.845279

McLaughlin, K. A., Koenen, K. C., Hill, E. D. Petukhova, M., Sampson, N. A., Zaslavsky, A. M, & Kessler, R. C. (2013). Trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder in a national Sample of adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 52(8), 815-830.

Rosenkranz, S. E., Muller, R. T., & Henderson, J. L. (2012). Psychological maltreatment in relation to substance use problem severity among youth. Child abuse & neglect, 36(5), 438-448. Retrieved from

Stevens, N. R., Gerhart, J., Goldsmith, R. E., Heath, N. M., Chesney, S. A., & Hobfoll, S. E. (2013). Emotion regulation difficulties, low social support, and interpersonal violence mediate the link between childhood abuse and posttraumatic stress symptoms. Behavior therapy, 44(1), 152-161. Retrieved from

Tizzano, B. G. (2012). The interrelationship between sexuality and drug abuse: Sexual health as an important component in women’s recovery from trauma and substance abuse. The Journal of Global Drug Policy and Practice, 6(4), 1-10.

Vaugt, E., Lanctot, N., Paquette, G., Collin-Vezina, D., & Lemieux, A. (2014). Girls in residential care: From child maltreatment to trauma-related symptoms in emerging adulthood. Child Abuse & Neglect, 38, 114-122.

White, J. W., Koss, M. P., & Kazdin, A. E. (2011). Violence against women and children, Vol 1: Mapping the terrain. American Psychological Association. doi: 10.1037/12307-000

Trauma & Child Welfare

Brockington, I., Chandra, P., Dubowitz, H., Jones, D., Moussa, S., Nakku, J., & Ferre, I. Q. (2011). WPA guidance on the protection and promotion of mental health in children of persons with severe mental disorders. World Psychiatry, 10(2), 93-102. Retrieved from (PDF 346KB)

Goldstein, A. L., Wekerle, C., Tonmyr, L., Thornton, T., Waechter, R., Pereira, J., Chung, R. (2011). The relationship between post-traumatic stress symptoms and substance use among adolescents involved with child welfare: Implications for emerging adulthood. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 9(5), 507-524. doi: 10.1007/s11469-011-9331-8

Hong, S., & Piescher, K. (2012). The role of supportive housing in homeless children's well- being: An investigation of child welfare and educational outcomes. Children and Youth Services Review, 34(8), 1440-1447. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2012.03.025

Kisiel, C. L., Fehrenbach, T., Torgensen, E., Stolbach, B., McClelland, G., Griffin, G., & Burkman, K. (2014). Constellations of interpersonal trauma and symptoms in child welfare: Implications for a developmental trauma framework. Journal of Family Violence, 29, 1-14.

Landsverk, J., Garland, A., Reutz, J. R., & Davis, I. (2011). Bridging science and practice in child welfare and children’s mental health service systems through a two-decade research center trajectory. Journal of Social Work, 11(1), 80-98. doi: 10.1177/1468017310381816

Marcenko, M. O., Lyons, S. J., & Courtney, M. (2011). Mothers’ experiences, resources and needs: The context for reunification. Children and Youth Services Review, 33(3), 431-438. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2010.06.020

Margolin, G., & Vickerman, K. A. (2011). Posttraumatic stress in children and adolescents exposed to family violence: I. Overview and issues. Professional Psychological, 38(6), 613-619. Retrieved from

McCue Horwitz, S., Hurlburt, M. S., Heneghan, A., Zhang, J., Rolls-Reutz, J., Fisher, E., ... & Stein, R. E. (2012). Mental health problems in young children investigated by US child welfare agencies. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 51(6), 572-581. Retrieved from

Tarren-Sweeney, M. (2013). An investigation of complex attachment-and trauma-related symptomatology among children in foster and kinship care. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 44, 27-741. doi: 10.1007/s10578-013-0366-x

Toth, S., & Manly, J. T. (2011). Bridging research and practice: Challenges and successes in implementing evidence-based preventive intervention strategies for child maltreatment. Child Abuse & Neglect, 35(8), 633-636. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2011.05.003

Wechsler-Zimring, A., Kearney, C. A., Kaur, H., and Day, T. (2012). Posttraumatic stress disorder and removal from home as a primary, secondary, or disclaimed trauma in maltreated adolescents. Journal of Family Violence. 27, 813-818. doi: 10.1007/s10896-012-9467-8

Trauma, Family Drug Courts & Criminal Justice Systems

Cannavo, J.M., & Nochajski, T.H. (2011). Factors contributing to enrollment in a family treatment court. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 37(1), 54-61. doi:10.3109/00952990.2010.535579

Cohen, J. B., Dakof, G. A., & Duarte, E. (2011). Dependency drug court: An intensive intervention for traumatized mothers and young children. In Osofsky, J.D. (Ed.) Clinical Work with Traumatized Children. The Guilford Press: New York, NY. Retrieved from

Drabble, L. A., Jones, S., & Brown, V. (2013). Advancing trauma-informed systems change in family drug treatment court context. Journal of Social Work Practice in Addictions, 13(1), 91-113. doi: 10.1080/1533256X.2012.756341

Friestad, C., Ase-Bente, R., & Kjelsberg, E. (2014). Adverse childhood experiences among women prisoners: Relationships to suicide attempts and drug abuse. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 60(1), 40-46. doi: 10.1177/0020764012461235

Lesperance, T., Moore, K. A., Barrett, B., Young, S., Clark, C., & Ochshorn, E. (2011). Relationship between trauma and risky behavior in substance-abusing parents involved in a family dependency treatment court. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 20(2), 163-174. doi: 10.1080/10926771.2011.546752

Mendoza, N. S., Trinidad, J. R., Nochajski, T. H., & Farrell, M. C. (2013). Symptoms of depression and successful drug court completion. Community Mental Health Journal, 49, 787-792. doi:10.1007/s10597-013-9595-5

Mesina, N., Calhoun, S., & Braithwaite, J. (2014). Trauma-informed treatment decreases posttraumatic stress disorder among women offenders. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 15(1), 6-23.

Messina, N., Calhoun, S., & Warda, U. (2012). Gender-responsive drug court treatment: A randomized controlled trial. Criminal justice and behavior, 39(12), 1539-1558. doi: 10.1177/0093854812453913

Morse, D. S., Cerulli, C., Bedell, P., Wilson, J. L., Thomas, K., Mittal. M., Lamberti, J. S., Williams, G., Silverstein, J., Mukherjee, A., Walck, D., & Chin, N. (2014). Meeting health and psychological needs of women in drug treatment court. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 46, 150–157. Retrieved from

Powell, C., Stevens, S., Lo Dolce, B., Sinclair, K. O., & Swenson-Smith, C. (2012). Outcomes of a trauma-informed Arizona Family Drug Court. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions. 12(3), 219-241. doi: 10.1080/1533256X.2012.702624

Rosner, R., Arnold, J., Groh, E. & Hagl, M. (2012). Predicting PTSD from the child behavior checklist: Data from a field study with children and adolescents in foster care. Children and Youth Services Review, 34, 1689-1694. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2012.04.019

Smith, D. K., & Saldana, L. (2013). Trauma, delinquency, and substance use: co-occurring problems for adolescent grils in the juvenile justice system. Journal of child & adolescent substance abuse, 22(5), 450-465. doi: 10.1080/1067828X.2013.788895

Trauma & Tribal Populations

Bassett, D., Tsosie, U., & Nannauck, S. (2012). “Our Culture Is Medicine”: Perspectives of native healers on posttrauma recovery Among American Indian and Alaska Native patients. The Permanente Journal, 16(1), 19.

Beals, J., Belcourt-Dittloff, A., Garroutte, E. M., Croy, C., Jervis, L. L., Whitesell, N. R., ... & Manson, S. M. (2013). Trauma and conditional risk of posttraumatic stress disorder in two American Indian reservation communities. Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology, 48(6), 895-905.

BigFoot, D. S., & Funderburk, B. W. (2011). Honoring children, making relatives: The cultural translation of parent-child interaction therapy for American Indian and Alaska Native families. Journal of psychoactive drugs, 43(4), 309-318.

Bolton, S. L., Elias, B., Enns, M. W., Sareen, J., Beals, J., & Novins, D. K. (2014). A comparison of the prevalence and risk factors of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in two American Indian population samples and in a general population sample. Transcultural psychiatry, 51(1), 3-22.

Ehlers, C. L., Gizer, I. R., Gilder, D. A., Ellingson, J. M., & Yehuda, R. (2013). Measuring historical trauma in an American Indian community sample: Contributions of substance dependence, affective disorder, conduct disorder and PTSD. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 133, 180-187.

Freeman, M. (2012). Unintended consequences of cultural competence: How tailoring services to the needs of tribal children in Klamath County can make the system better for everyone. Retrieved from (PDF 402KB)

Goodkind, J. R., Hess, J. M., Gorman, B., & Parker, D. P. (2012). “We’re Still in a Struggle” Diné Resilience, Survival, Historical Trauma, and Healing. Qualitative health research, 22(8), 1019-1036.

Goodkind, J. R., Ross‐Toledo, K., John, S., Hall, J. L., Ross, L., Freeland, L., ... & Lee, C. (2011). Rebuilding trust: a community, multiagency, state, and university partnership to improve behavioral health care for American Indian youth, their families, and communities. Journal of community psychology, 39(4), 452-477.

Gone, J. P. (2013). Redressing First Nations historical trauma: Theorizing mechanisms for indigenous culture as mental health treatment. Transcultural psychiatry, 50(5), 683-706. doi: 10.1177/1363461513487669

Jacob, M. M., Gonzales, K. L., Calhoun, D., Beals, J., Muller, C. J., Goldberg, J., ... & Howard, B. V. (2013). Psychological trauma symptoms and Type 2 diabetes prevalence, glucose control, and treatment modality among American Indians in the Strong Heart Family Study. Journal of diabetes and its complications, 27(6), 553-557.

Landau, J. L. (2013). Family and community resilience relative to the experience of mass trauma: Connectedness to family and culture of origin as the core components of healing. In Handbook of family resilience (pp. 459-480). Springer New York.

Lucero, N. M., & Bussey, M. (2012). A collaborative and trauma-informed practice model for urban Indian child welfare. Child welfare, 91(3).

Mohatt, N. V., Thompson, A. B., Thai, N. D., & Tebes, J. K. (2014). Historical trauma as public narrative: A conceptual review of how history impacts present-day health. Social Science & Medicine.

Momper, S. L., Dennis, M. K., & Mueller-Williams, A. C. (2012). Service provider views of OxyContin use on an Indian reservation: traumatic effects on the tribal community. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 93(4), 312-318.

Myhra, L. L., & Wieling, E. (2013). Psychological Trauma Among American Indian Families: A Two-Generation Study. Journal of Loss and Trauma.

Ramirez, L. C., & Hammack, P. L. (2014). Surviving colonization and the quest for healing: Narrative and resilience among California Indian tribal leaders. Transcultural psychiatry, 51(1), 112-133.

Sapra, K. J., Jubinski, S. M., Tanaka, M. F., & Gershon, R. R. (2014). Family and partner interpersonal violence among American Indians/Alaska Natives. Injury epidemiology, 1(1), 7-7.

Walters, K. L., Beltran, R., Huh, D., & Evans-Campbell, T. (2011). Dis-placement and dis-ease: Land, place, and health among American Indians and Alaska Natives. In Communities, neighborhoods, and health (pp. 163-199). Springer New York.

West, A. E., & Newman, D. L. (2011). The emergence of problems in adolescence for American Indian and Alaska Native children. American Indian and Alaska Native children and mental health: Development, context prevention, and treatment, 132-154.

Whitesell, N. R., Beals, J., Crow, C. B., Mitchell, C. M., & Novins, D. K. (2012). Epidemiology and etiology of substance use among American Indians and Alaska Natives: Risk, protection, and implications for prevention. The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse, 38(5), 376-382.

Wiechelt, S. A., Gryczynski, J., Johnson, J. L., & Caldwell, D. (2012). Historical trauma among urban American Indians: Impact on substance abuse and family cohesion. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 17(4), 319-336.

Trauma & Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Mental Health Treatment

Bobbie, L. H., and Tomczak, P. (2013). Trauma, psychiatric, substance use, and thought disorders among youth in the juvenile justice system and how to deal with them. Juvenile and Family Court Journal. 64(3), 29-40.

Bride, B. E., & Kintzle, S. (2011). Secondary traumatic stress, job satisfaction, and occupational commitment in substance abuse counselors. Traumatology, 17(1), 22-28. doi: 10.1177/1534765610395617

Brown, S., Kyoung, M., Oh, M., & Tracy, E. M. (2014). Impact of dual disorders, trauma, and social support on quality of life among women in treatment for substance dependence. Journal of Dual Diagnosis. 9(1), 61-71. doi: 10.1080/15504263.2012.750147

Brown, V. B., Harris, M., & Fallot, R. (2014). Moving toward trauma-informed practice in addiction treatment: A collaborative model of agency assessment. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 45(5), 386-393. doi: 10.1080/02791072.2013.844381

Calmes, S. M., Laux, J. M., Holly, L. S., Reynolds, J. R., Roseman, C. P., & Piazza, N. J. (2013). Childhood psychological trauma and first-year college students’ substance dependence. The American Counseling Association. 34, 70-80. doi: 10.1002/j.2161- 1874.2013.00016.x

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. (2000). Substance abuse treatment for persons with child abuse and neglect issues. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 36. DHHS Publication No. (SMA) 00-3357. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Retrieved from

Cohen, L. R., Field. C., Campbell, A. N. C., & Hien, D. A. (2013). Intimate partner violence outcomes in women with PTSD and substance use: A secondary analysis of NIDA Clinical Trials Network “Women and Trauma” Multi-site Study. Addictive Behaviors, 38, 2325-2332. Retrieved from

Cordovilla, Guardia, S., Rodriguez-Bolanos, S., Guerrero Lopez, F., Lara-Rosales, R., Pino Sanchez, F., Rayo, A., & Fernandez-Mondejar. (2013). Alcohol and/or drug abuse favors trauma recurrence and reduces the trauma-free period. Med Intensiva, 37(1), 6-11.

Dam, D., Ehring, T., Vedel. E., & Emmalkamp, P. M. G. (2013). Trauma-focused treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder combined with CBT for severe substance use disorder: A randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry, 13, 172.

LaFlair, L. N., Reboussin, B. A., Storr, C. L., Letourneau, E., Green, K. M., Mojtabai, R., Pacek, L. R., Alvanzo, A. A. H, Cullen, B., & Crum, R. M. (2013). Childhood abuse and neglect and transitions in stages of alcohol involvement among women: A latent transition analysis approach. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 132, 491-498.

Lawson, K. M., Back, S. E., Hartwell, K. J., Maria, M. M. S., & Brady, K. T. (2013). A comparison of trauma profiles among individuals with prescription opioid, nicotine, or cocaine dependence. The American Journal on Addictions, 22(2), 127-131. doi: 10.1111/j.1521-0391.2013.00319.x

Lecomte, T., Mueser, K. T., MacEwan, G. W., Goldner, E., Thornton, A. E., Brink, J., Lang, D., Kang, S., Barr, A. M., & Honer, W. G. (2014). Relationships among depression, PTSD, methamphetamine abuse, and psychosis. Journal of Dual Diagnosis. 92(2), 115-122. doi: 10.1080/15504263.2013.778930

Lecomte, T.,Mueser, K. T., MacEwan, W., Thornton, A. E., Buchanan, T., Bouchard, V., Goldner, E., Brink J., Lang, D., Kang, S., Barr, A. M., & Honer, W.G. (2013). Predictors of persistent psychotic symptoms in persons with methamphetamine abuse receiving psychiatric treatment. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 201(12), 1085-1089.

Marshall, B. D., Galea, S., Wood, E., & Kerr. T. (2013). Longitudinal associations between types of childhood trauma and suicidal behavior among substance users: A cohort study. American Journal of Public Health, 103(9), e69-e75.

McCauley, L. J., Killeen, T., Gros, D. F., Brady, K. T., Back, S. E., and Johnson, R. H. (2012). Posttraumatic stress disorder and co-occurring substance use disorders: Advances in assessment and treatment. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 19(3), 283-304.

Odenwald, M., & Semrau, P. (2013). Dropout among patients in qualified alcohol detoxification treatment: the effect of treatment motivation is moderated by Trauma Load. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 8(14), 1-11.

Pajulo, M., Pyykkönen, N., Kalland, M., Sinkkonen, J., Helenius, H., Punamäki, R. L., & Suchman, N. (2012). Substance‐abusing mothers in residential treatment with their babies: importance of pre‐and postnatal maternal reflective functioning. Infant mental health journal, 33(1), 70-81. doi: 10.1002/imhj.20342

Read, J. P., Merrill, J. E., Griffin, M. J., Bachrach, R. L., & Khan, S. N. (2014). Posttraumatic stress symptoms and alcohol problems: Self‐medication or trait vulnerability? The American Journal on Addictions, 23, 108-116.

Ruglass, L. M., Hien, D. A., Hu, M., and Campbell, A. N. C. (2014). Associations between post‐ traumatic stress symptoms, stimulant use, and treatment outcomes: A secondary analysis of NIDA’s Women and Trauma Study. The American Journal on Addictions, 23, 90-95.

Salter, M., and Breckenridge, J. (2013). Women, trauma and substance abuse: Understanding the experiences of female survivors of childhood abuse in alcohol and drug treatment. International Journal of Social Welfare 23, 165-173. doi: 10.1111/ijsw.12045

Sprang, G., Craig, C. D., Clark, J. J., Vergon, K., Stanton-Tindall, M., Cohen, J.,& Gurwitch, R. (2013). Factors affecting the completion of trauma-focused treatments: What can make a difference? Traumatology, 19(1), 28-40. doi: 10.1177/1534765612445931

Stover, C. S., Hall, C., McMahon, T. J., & Easton, J. C. (2012). Fathers entering substance abuse treatment: An examination of substance abuse, trauma symptoms and parenting behaviors. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 43, 335-343. Retrieved from

Schwandt, M. L., Heilig, M., Hommer, D. W., George, D. T., & Ramchandani, V. A. (2013). Childhood trauma exposure and alcohol dependence severity in adulthood: mediation by emotional abuse severity and neuroticism. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 37(6), 984-992.

Torchalla, I., Nosen, L., Rostam, H., & Allen, P. (2012). Integrated treatment programs for individuals with concurrent substance use disorders and trauma experiences: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. (42), 65–77. doi:10.1016/j.jsat.2011.09.001

Tracy, M. E., Laudetb, B. A., Mina, O. M., Kima, H., Browna, S., Juna, K. M. & Singera, L. (2012). Prospective patterns and correlates of quality of life among women in substance abuse treatment. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 124, 242–249. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2012.01.010

Waldrop, A. E., & Cohen, B. E. (2014). Trauma exposure predicts alcohol, nicotine, and drug problems beyond the contribution of PTSD and depression in patients with cardiovascular disease: Data from the Heart and Soul Study. The American Journal on Addictions, 23(1), 53-61. doi: 10.1111/j.1521-0391.2013.12053.x

Weiss, N. H., Tull, M. T., Lavender, J., & Gratz, K. L. (2013). Role of emotion dysregulation in the relationship between childhood abuse and probable PTSD in a sample of substance abusers. Child Abuse & Neglect, 37, 944-954.

Wouldes, T. A., LaGasse, L. L., Derauf, C., Newman, E., Shah, R., Smith, L. M., ... & Lester, B. M. (2013). Co-morbidity of substance use disorder and psychopathology in women who use methamphetamine during pregnancy in the US and New Zealand. Drug and alcohol dependence, 127(1), 101-107. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2012.06.016

Trauma & Military and Veteran Families

Back, S. E., Killeen, T. K., Teer, A. P., Hartwell, E. E., Federline, A., Beylotte, F., & Cox, E. (2014). Substance use disorders and PTSD: An exploratory study of treatment preferences among military veterans. Addictive Behaviors. 39, 369-373. Retrieved from

Booth, B. M., Davis, T. D., Cheney, A. M., Mengeling, M. A., Torner, J. C., & Sadler, A. G. (2012). Physical health status of female veterans: Contributions of sex partnership and in-military rape. Psychosomatic medicine, 74(9), 916-924. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e31827078e2

Creech, S. K., & Borsari, B. (2014). Alcohol use, military sexual trauma, expectancies, and coping skills in women veterans presenting to primary care. Addictive Behaviors, 39, 379-385.

Fontana, A., Rosenheck, R. & Desai, R. (2012). Comparison of treatment outcomes for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder with and without comorbid substance use/dependence. Journal of Psychiatric Research. 46, 1008-1014. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychires.2012.05.004

Glasner-Edwards, S., Mooney, L. J., Ang, A., Hillhouse, M., Rawson, R., & Methamphetamine Treatment Project Corporate Authors. (2013). Does posttraumatic stress disorder affect post-treatment methamphetamine use?. Journal of dual diagnosis, 9(2), 123-128. doi: 10.1080/15504263.2013.779157

McDowell, J., & Rodriguez, J. (2013). Does substance abuse affect outcomes for trauma-focused treatment of combat-related PTSD? Addiction Research & Theory, 21(5), 375-364.

Miller, M. W., Reardon, A. F., Wolf, E. J., Prince, L. B., & Hein, C. L. (2013). Alcohol and drug abuse among U.S. veterans: Comparing associations with intimate partner substance abuse and veteran psychopathology. Journal of Traumatic Stress. 26, 71-76.

Nash, B. S., David, L., Wilkinson, J., Paradis, B., Kelley, S., Naseem, A., & Grant, K. M. (2011). Trauma and substance use disorders in rural and urban veterans. The Journal of Rural Health, 27(2), 151-158. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-0361.2010.00326.x

Nazarian, D., Kimerling, R., & Frayne, S. (2012). Brief Report Posttraumatic stress disorder, substance use disorders, and medical comorbidity among returning U.S. veterans. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 25, 220-225.

Slattery, M., Dugger, M. T., Lamb, T. A., & Williams, L. (2013). Catch, treat, and release: Veteran treatment courts address the challenges of returning home. Substance Use & Misuse. 48, 922-932. doi: 10.3109/10826084.2013.797468

Tsai, J., Rosenheck, R. A., Decker, S. E., Desai, R. A., & Harpaz‐Rotem, I. (2012). Trauma experience among homeless female veterans: Correlates and impact on housing, clinical, and psychosocial outcomes. Journal of traumatic stress, 25(6), 624-632. doi: 10.1002/jts.21750

Vazan, P., Golub, A., & Bennett, A. S. (2013). Substance use and other mental health disorders among veterans returning to the inner city: Prevalence, correlates, and rates of unmet treatment need. Substance use & misuse, 48(10), 880-893. doi:10.3109/10826084.2013.796989

Vazan, P., Golub, A., & Bennett, A. S. (2013). Substance use and other mental health disorders among veterans returning to the inner city: Prevalence, correlates, and rates of unmet treatment need. Substance Use & Misuse, 48, 880-893. doi: 10.3109/10826084.2013.796989

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