Sumary of Researchers highlight gap in effective mental health and substance use treatment options for people with FASD:
- Nov 20 2020 This week, a team of researchers and partners published findings that show a startling gap in the evidence about treatment for mental health and substance use challenges for people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)..
- Related Stories The team – made up of researchers and partners from the Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD) – reviewed literature on mental health and substance use treatments for people with FASD..
- Of more than 10,000 titles reviewed, they found only three studies where researchers studied the impacts of interventions directly targeting the mental health or substance use needs of people with FASD..
- Although it is possible that clinicians and other service providers on the front-lines are providing effective mental health and substance use supports for people with FASD, there is next to no research published that looks into the impact of these efforts…