Title

Substance Abuse in Dual Diagnosis

Document Type

Book Section

Publication Date

7-25-2020

Publication Title

Handbook of Dual Diagnosis: Assessment and Treatment in Persons With Intellectual Disorders

Publisher

Springer

First page number:

285

Last page number:

309

Abstract

The excessive use of prescribed drugs and/or illegal drugs has become an increasingly important issue in modern society. Persons with intellectual disability (ID) have also been markedly affected due to the use of drugs just like the common man within the society on the whole. The purpose of this chapter is to define the problem, describe risk factors, and outline methods and procedures for assessment of substance abuse. Issues in differential diagnosis will also be covered. How specific adaptations are required for persons with intellectual disabilities will also be addressed.

Keywords

Substance abuse; Substance abuse disorder; Intellectual disability; Mental and behavioral disorder

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Mental and Social Health | Substance Abuse and Addiction

Language

English

UNLV article access

Search your library

Share

COinS