Substance use problems among people with mild/borderline intellectual disability: challenges to mainstream multidisciplinary specialist substance treatment in Norway
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionNordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 2017, 34 (2), 173-185. 10.1177/1455072516687255
Aims: This article aims to shed light on the prevalence of problem substance use in individuals with borderline or mild intellectual disability in Norway, the extent to which their problem use warrants multidisciplinary specialist substance treatment (MST) and whether they receive such treatment at present. Method: We employed a scoping review of international and Norwegian literature and made additional informal literature searches. Results: The prevalence of substance use problems among people with intellectual disability in Norway is uncertain. In spite of representing problem complexity of the kind that warrants MST and the entitlement of all population.