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Substance Use Disorder and Acquired Brain Injury: Neurocognitive, Psychosocial, and Recovery Considerations

June 5 @ 12:30 pm 4:00 pm

This presentation will review the scope of the problem of substance use disorder (SUD) as well as the scope of the problem of ABI. Neurocognitive disorder as it relates to SUD will be reviewed and the most common drugs of abuse will be presented along with neuropsychological sequelae. A special focus will be placed on the opiate epidemic and neuropsychological perspectives will be presented. Treatment of SUD will be presented with a discussion of modifications that are needed for improved results. The recovery model will be presented and compared with formal SUD treatment approaches. Finally, a discussion will be presented on the use of medications in the treatment of SUD.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this training, program participants will be able to:

  1. Provide an overview of the complex relationship of substance use and ABI.
  2. Examine the impact of substance use on cognitive functioning.
  3. Review the predictors of Substance Abuse in people with TBI.
  4. Provide information on treating substance use disorder and the necessity of systems of care.

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