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Substance abuse assessment and treatment in vocational rehabilitation for persons with brain injury

by Kreutzer, J, Marwitz, J., Wehman, P.

, . (1991). Substance abuse assessment and treatment in vocational rehabilitation for persons with brain injury. , 0, .

Substance abuse is common problem facing people with traumatic brain injury and often is part of problem in gaining and maintaining employment. Presents information on standard terminology and pre- and postinjury patterns of substance abuse designed to assist vocational rehabilitation professionals. The categories are as follows:

  1. substance abuse, tolerance, and dependence;
  2. alcohol, illicit drugs, and injury;
  3. preinjury alcohol and drug use;
  4. patterns of postinjury alcohol use;
  5. postinjury illicit drug use;
  6. assessment of substance abuse;
  7. alcohol and drug use policy guidelines;
  8. client, family, and staff education;
  9. treatment considerations.

The article also offers a list of 16 specialized substance abuse treatment suggestions for vocational rehabilitation programs.
Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 6(3), p. 12-23. 1991.