CanFASD: Moving Towards FASD-Informed Care In Substance Use Treatment

CanFASD published a guide that outlines evidence-based practices to support people with FASD who are in treatment for substance use.

With rates of substance use hospitalizations and overdoses increasing, addictions professionals are more valuable than ever.

People with FASD have high rates of substance use, with one study reporting 46% of people with FASD using or misusing substances. Often people with FASD have trouble succeeding in substance use treatment programs because of their brain-based differences.

People with FASD benefit from treatment that is tailored to their unique needs. This guide helps addictions professionals understand and account for these differences, so they can provide treatment services that will promote healthy outcomes for people with FASD.

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