Drs. Nooner and Noel review problems that clients have been reporting related to negative changes in patterns of substance use during the pandemic. They provide suggestions for assessment and treatment that factor in pandemic-related stressors as well as options that are appropriate for telehealth. Drs. Nooner and Noel also share cultural implications for clinical practice and co-occurring issues with substance use recovery.
- Analyze negative changes related to substance use that are clinically significant during the pandemic.
- Identify evidence-based assessment and treatment protocols for pandemic-related stressors pertaining to substance use.
- Describe cultural implications and co-occurring issues pertaining to substance use recovery that may be exacerbated during the pandemic.