January 20, 2018

SAMHSA Publishes Brief on the Impact of Chronic Substance Use on the Brain

Posted on July 26, 2017 by in News, Officers


The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) is pleased to share a new brief by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Chronic Substance Use and the Brain: Effects and Responses describes the effects that chronic substance use can have on the brain, and discusses the variables that may influence those effects.

Practitioners will learn how the cognitive effects of chronic substance use can complicate a client’s recovery from substance use, mental health, or medical disorders. It describes how practitioners can best help clients with cognitive deficits gain maximum benefit from treatment and navigate everyday life more efficiently.

Click here to read the brief.