Interventions for people with alcohol use disorders and an intellectual disability: A review of the literature

@article{Degenhardt2000InterventionsFP,
  title={Interventions for people with alcohol use disorders and an intellectual disability: A review of the literature},
  author={Louisa Degenhardt},
  journal={Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability},
  year={2000},
  volume={25},
  pages={135 - 146}
}
  • L. Degenhardt
  • Published 1 January 2000
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability
Alcohol is the most commonly used psychoactive substance in the general population, and alcohol use disorders are among the most common forms of mental illness. Prolonged heavy drinking can cause cognitive and physical impairment, and is associated with other mental disorders. There are a number of additional issues concerning problematic alcohol use that are of particular significance to those with an intellectual disability, particularly concerning the unique medical and psychological effects… 

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