Substance abuse overlaps significantly with learning disabilities and behavioral disorders.
These include attention-deficit, hyperactivity disorder, according to a report issued last year by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University. Learning disabilities affect 10.8 million children in the United States.
A major point of the report is to raise awareness among parents and those involved in special education of a possible link between learning disabilities and substance abuse.
This report has motivated TrueCare to develop its "learning disabilities in recovery program." This program is one of the most comprehensive chemical dependency learning disability treatment service available.
Patients in this program receive services from TrueCare's psychologists, psychiatrists, special education teachers, and participate in group counseling specifically geared toward developing strategies to cope with both their learning disability and addiction.