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Substance Use Among Individuals With Mild Or Borderline Intellectual Disability

About the Course:

The prevalence rates of substance use (SU) among individuals with mild to borderline intellectual disability (MBID) range from nearly non-existent to highly prevalent. This could be due to changes in methodology between various studies. Even though SU has become increasingly popular among people with MBID, addiction medicine has mostly overlooked the topic. This course focuses on addressing the prevalence, assessment, and treatment of substance use (SU) among children, adolescents, and adults with mild to borderline intellectual disability (MBID). This is accomplished by using the research articles on the material tab.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, “A Systematic Review of Substance Use (Disorder) in Individuals with Mild to Borderline Intellectual Disability” by Dr. Neomi van Duijvenbode and Dr. Joanne E.L. VanDerNagel and “Substance use among individuals with mild intellectual disability or borderline intellectual functioning in residential care: Examining the relationship between drinking motives and substance use” by Dr. Esmée P. Schijven et al.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Substance Use Among Individuals With Mild Or Borderline Intellectual Disability created by Dr. Esmée P. Schijven, Dr. Robert Didden, Dr. Neomi van Duijvenbode, and Dr. Joanne E.L. VanDerNagel in 2019.

Publication Date:

Eur Addict Res 2019;25:263–282; J Appl Res Intellect Disabil. 2019;32:871–878.

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Dr. Esmée P. Schijven
Dr. Schijven is associated with the Research and Development, Pluryn, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. She has published 9 articles in peer reviewed journals All of her publications focus on substance abuse treatment for those with intellectual disabilities..
Dr. Robert Didden
Dr. Robert Didden, a certified mental health care psychologist, focuses as a researcher on young people and adults with a mild intellectual disability and severe behavioral and psychological problems. His scientific and clinical interests are in risk factors, diagnosis and treatment, aggressive behavior, addiction problems, trauma, and personality problems. His work has been published in peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Neomi van Duijvenbode
Dr. Neomi van Duijvenbode is a science practitioner who bridges the gap between research and practice. She earned her PhD in 'The neuropsychology of addiction disorders in people with MID' at Radboud University. She has published more than 40 articles in peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Joanne E.L. VanDerNagel
Dr. Neomi van Duijvenbode is a science practitioner who bridges the gap between research and practice. She earned her PhD in 'The neuropsychology of addiction disorders in people with MID' at Radboud University. She has published more than 40 articles in peer reviewed journals.

Recommended For:

Addiction professionals, counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for beginners.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Examine the relationship between substance use in individuals with MID‐BIF and their motives for substance use.
  2. Describe the prevalence, assessment, and treatment of SU(D) among children, adolescents, and adults with MBID.
  3. Identify risk factors associated with developing SUD and Identify the barriers individuals with MBID often experience with SUD treatment.

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Course Number 103191
2.5 CE credit hours
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