Guide for Identifying Appropriate Treatment Approach for Substance Use Disorders with Coexisting Cognitive Impairments

Date: June 19, 2014
Time: 60 minutes

Nicholas J. Cioe, PhD, CRC

The CDC estimates that nearly 50% of individuals with history of a brain injury have a substance use disorder. Individuals with cognitive impairment are often unsuc- cessful in substance use treatment programs. This presentation provides the framework and free tools available to help properly identify and refer individuals with cognitive impairment for treatment, and highlights challenges faced in typical treatment models, along with suggestions for adaptations to meet the needs of the population.

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