Course Summary and Description
This course is based on information found in the manual Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People with Physical and Cognitive Disabilities (TIP 29) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This manual is DHHS publication No. (SMA) 12-4078 and can be obtained free of charge from the DHHS.
Nearly one-sixth of all Americans have a disability that limits their activity; countless others have disabilities that go unrecognized and undiagnosed. People with physical and cognitive disabilities are more likely to have a substance use disorder and less likely to get effective treatment for it than those without such a coexisting disability. This course addresses these issues and is organized into five chapters:
-an overview of issues involved with substance use disorder treatment and coexisting disabilities
-methods of screening for disabilities and modification of substance use disorder treatment.
-treatment planning and counseling
-forming and maintaining linkages with other service provider.
About the Instructor:
Dr. John H. Tinsley is a former assistant professor of Medical Physiology at the Texas A&M University System College of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; M.S. from the University of North Carolina; and his B.S. from the University of Oklahoma.
He has been teaching, training, consulting and conducting research in the fields of Medical Physiology and Behavioral Biology for over twenty-nine years. Dr. Tinsley has authored over twenty-five professional and refereed articles, including invited reviews. He has been a member of the American Society for Physiology, and work done in 2001 led to an international award from The European Society on Microcirculation. Dr. Tinsley has received research funding from the Veteran’s Administration, American Heart Association, and Scott and White Hospital. In addition, he has served on numerous review committees for national grant-funding agencies and scientific journals.