Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
 
REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 301-305

Substance use disorder in people with intellectual disabilities: Current challenges in low- and middle-income countries


1 Department of Health and Human Performance, Berea College, Berea, USA
2 Division of Epidemiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
3 Department of Allied Health, College of Health Science, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, USA
4 Behavioral and Environment Health, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi; College of Health Sciences, Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Correspondence Address:
Ram Lakhan
Department of Health and Human Performance, CPO 2187, Seabury Centre #229, Berea College, Berea, KY
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jnrp.jnrp_393_18

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Use of illegal and prescription drugs has significantly increased in recent years all over the world in most populations. Greater worldwide awareness in this regard has substantially improved the epidemiological understanding of substance use, its risk factors, and impact on life. People with intellectual disabilities constitute 0.5%–1.5% of the world's population. It can be conjectured that they might be experiencing similar or even a greater burden of substance use in their lives. This article highlights some important aspects of substance use among this population in low- and middle-income countries that need urgent attention.


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