Substance Use Disorder Treatment For People With Physical and Cognitive Disabilities: Overview of Treatment and Screening Issues

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About the Course:

This TIP, Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People With Physical and Cognitive Disabilities, is intended to enhance treatment providers’ knowledge concerning people who have a physical or cognitive disability in addition to their substance use disorder. Treatment programs for substance use disorders already see many individuals with coexisting disabilities, but many providers fail to accommodate these individuals either because they are unaware of the disability or how accommodations can improve treatment outcomes (even though such accommodations are legally mandated.) This course covers Chapters 1 & 2.

Journal/Publisher:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Publication Date:

2005

Author

SAMHSA

Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People With Physical and Cognitive Disabilities was published as Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 29 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about substance use disorder treatment for people with physical and cognitive disabilities. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the definitions of and differences between diseases, impairments, disabilities, and functional limitations.

  2. Describe the barriers to substance abuse treatment often encountered by clients with disabilities.

  3. Identify techniques and program modifications needed when a person with a disability enters substance abuse treatment.

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Course Number: 101051
Total Credit Hours: 4cr
Exam Fee: $27.88
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Format: Online
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