Dual disorders: Mild intellectual disability and substance abuse

A.B. Hammink*, J. Vandernagel, D. van de Mheen

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In European countries, there is an increasing awareness that substance abuse also occurs among people with a mild intellectual disability (MID). Individuals with MID often do not fit within the traditional (addiction) treatment systems and subsequently treatment outcomes can be poor. To improve outcome and treatment retention, programmes should be adapted to the specific needs competences of these patients. This chapter describes substance abuse among people with MID from a European perspective. It aims at providing information and practical tools for both screening and treatment interventions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCo-Occurring Addictive and Psychiatric Disorders
Subtitle of host publicationA Practice-Based Handbook from A European Perspective
EditorsGeert Dom, Franz Moggi
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-45375-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-45374-8, 978-3-662-51109-1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


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