ERIC Number: ED443056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People with Physical and Cognitive Disabilities. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 29.
CDM Group, Inc.; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
This TIP on the best practice guidelines for the treatment of substance abuse is intended to enhance treatment providers' knowledge concerning people who have a physical or cognitive disability, in addition to their substance use disorder. The TIP is designed to educate clinicians, educators, and paraprofessionals about modifications needed in order to accommodate people in treatment for substance use disorders who have coexisting disabilities. It provides guidelines on methods of screening for disabilities and discusses treatment planning and counseling. Information on forming and maintaining linkages with other service providers is included. In making accommodations within a program for the disabled client, providers need to learn how to eliminate several groups of barriers to treatment: attitudinal barriers; discriminatory policies, practices, and procedures; and communication barriers. Appendixes include: "Bibliography,""Information Resources,""How to Refer to People with Disabilities,""Alcohol and Drug Programs and the Americans with Disabilities Act,""Resource Panel," and "Field Reviewers." (Contains approximately 150 references and 24 tables.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Counseling, Counselor Training, Drug Rehabilitation, Individual Needs, Intervention, Mental Health, Physical Disabilities, Program Design, Social Problems, Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 8-1036, Rockville, MD 20857. Tel: 240-276-2000; Fax: 240-276-2010.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: CDM Group, Inc.; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
Note: For other documents in the TIP Series, see CG 030 099-103 and CG 030 130-134.