Seeking Safety is a present day focused category of coping skills approaches. It was developed as an integrated treatment for PTSD/substance abuse that can be used in early recovery from both disorders. The treatment manual offers a guide to the therapist and handouts for the clients with core principles being; safety as priority, integrated for trauma and substance abuse, focus is on ideals, four content areas (cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, and management), and attention to clinical processes. The seven interpersonal topics are; Asking for Help, Honesty, Setting Boundaries in Relationships, Healthy Relationships, Community Resources, Healing from Anger, and Getting Others to Support Your Recovery.
Effective treatment for alcohol and drug addictions in group therapy or individual therapy.
*Najavits, (2002). Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse.