Cognitive Impairment and Substance Abuse: Implications for Treatment Planning
The cognitive abilities of 24 males at an in-patient substance abuse facility were assessed using the Neurobehavioral Cognitive Status Examination (Cognistat). Findings suggested that there were significant changes in cognitive functioning during the 21-day in-patient treatment as measured by the Cognistat. Implications for mental health professionals working with this population are discussed.
Alessi, H., Ballard, M., Kirk, A., & Montalbano, N. (2006). Cognitive impairment and substance abuse: Implications for treatment planning. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 50(4), 55-66.