Researchers highlight gap in effective mental health and substance use treatment options for people with FASD

researchers highlight gap in effective mental health and substance use treatment options for people with fasd

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…

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