Cognitive Enhancement to Improve Substance Abuse Outcomes in Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders

@article{McGurk2016CognitiveET,
  title={Cognitive Enhancement to Improve Substance Abuse Outcomes in Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders},
  author={Susan R McGurk},
  journal={Journal of Dual Diagnosis},
  year={2016},
  volume={12},
  pages={72 - 73}
}
  • S. McGurk
  • Published 2 January 2016
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Dual Diagnosis
Cognitive remediation has relevance to the treatment of alcohol and drug use disorders in people with co-occurring mental health conditions for several reasons. First, there is abundant evidence that alcohol use impairs cognitive functioning, both acutely and over the long term. It is also well established that drug use has prominent acute effects on worsening cognitive functioning in persons with a drug use disorder, although its longer-term impact is less clear. Second, impaired cognitive… 
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