I/DD SUD Roundtable White Paper

ORN Offers Promising Models, Highlights Gaps in Care for Individuals with Development Disabilities and Substance Use Disorders

A white paper released from the Opioid Response Network (ORN) looks to improve health services offered to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and substance use disorders (SUD). It identifies gaps in research, knowledge, communication and service provision alongside promising approaches that can be adapted for this population.

Integration of Services for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Substance Use Disorders is an ORN-funded resource produced by stakeholders from the Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center and University of Missouri-Kansas City Institute for Human Development. The overarching problems identified by the workgroup are that SUD services are not adapted for use with individuals with I/DD and reports indicate negative experiences with treatment. To address they conducted literature searches and consulted with subject matter experts to identify needs and learn about evidence-based practices used for people with co-occurring I/DD and SUD.

If your practice, organization or community could benefit from further education or consultation in this area, ORN can help. Share your needs via the Submit a Request Form and your local ORN Technology Transfer Specialist will be in touch to discuss.

View White Paper here

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