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Citation:  Sprong, Matthew E.; Dallas, Bryan; Melvin, Ann; Koch, D. Shane (2014). Substance Abuse and Vocational Rehabilitation: A Survey of Policies & Procedures. Journal of Rehabilitation, 80 (4), 4-9.
Title:  Substance Abuse and Vocational Rehabilitation: A Survey of Policies & Procedures
Authors:  Sprong, Matthew E.; Dallas, Bryan; Melvin, Ann; Koch, D. Shane
Year:  2014
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Rehabilitation
Publisher:  National Rehabilitation Association
Full text:  http://web.b.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail/detail?vid=0&sid=f966b8fb-4...   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Yes

Structured abstract:

Background:  The authors of this article reviewed 27 different public vocational rehabilitation agencies around the United States. They also examined the different barriers agencies face when alcohol and other drugs and substance abuse was involved. They asked state directors to identify the procedures of working with coexisting disabilities and the eligibility of clients to receive services for substance use disorders (SUDs). The authors found that VR agencies have limited knowledge of the importance of SUD screening and the procedures that are needed when there is an abuse of other drugs.

Disabilities served:  Alcohol and drug abuse
Interventions:  Vocational rehabilitation