Alcohol and Drug Cognitive Enhancement Program
Jul 8, 2022
Research from Australia and overseas shows that there are high levels of cognitive impairment in people who access alcohol and other drug treatment. Executive dysfunction is one of the most common forms of cognitive impairment, and impacts a person’s ability to plan, organise, set goals, solve problems, make effective decisions and regulate emotions. These skills also make up a foundation for much alcohol and other drug treatment approaches, so starting out with cognitive deficits can impact AOD treatment success. The NSW Government have published a resource titled “Alcohol and Drug Cognitive Enhancement (ACE)) Program.” The ACE Program includes screening and assessment tools, brief interventions, as well as a cognitive remediation program. The materials are free to use and include handy instructional videos.
Go to the NSW Government’s “Alcohol and Drug Cognitive Enhancement (ACE) Program.”