Treatment of substance abuse in dual diagnosis

Robert Didden, Joanne VanDerNagel, Neomi van Duijvenbode, Monique Delforterie, Roy Otten, Evelien Poelen

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Interventions for substance use–related problems are limited for individuals with intellectual disability (ID). This is problematic, as the lack of interventions can lead to substance use initiation, progression of substance use into substance use disorder, poorer outcomes of treatment, and stigmatization of individuals with dual diagnosis. Additionally, staff who work with individuals with ID and addiction treatment lack resources to effectively help substance use in individuals with ID. Nevertheless, there has been an increase in studies assessing the feasibility and outcomes of interventions for substance use and abuse in individuals with ID. This chapter reviews psychological and pharmacological interventions for individuals with dual diagnosis of substance abuse and ID.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Dual Diagnosis
Subtitle of host publicationAssessment and Treatment in Persons with Intellectual Disorders
EditorsJohnny L. Matson
Place of PublicationCham
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-46835-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-46834-7, 978-3-030-46837-8
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameAutism and Child Psychopathology Series
ISSN (Print)2192-922X
ISSN (Electronic)2192-9238


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