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Implementing the Dignity in Risk Around Alcohol and Drugs with People with Intellectual Disabilities 

Implementing the Dignity in Risk Around Alcohol and Drugs with People with Intellectual Disabilities 

Presented by:  Dr. Elspeth Slayter and Dr. Marc Copersino

This workshop will provide an overview of the phenomenon of substance use and substance use disorders among people with intellectual disabilities.  We will discuss the challenges involved in implementing the dignity of risk concept with people with individuals with intellectual disabilities who use substances or who have substance use disorders.  We will provide active learning activities through the use of case studies. Finally, we will present on one prevention technique that uses alcohol or drug refusal skills training to foster supported decision making around substance use for among people with intellectual disabilities.