Sleep is something, not nothing: an interprofessional approach to sleep assessment and treatment to support substance use recovery
Many people with substance use disorders experience significant sleep disturbances that impact their pursuit of short- and long-term recovery goals, and overall health. Consistent rest and sleep routines contribute to effective functioning in daily life activities, overall health and wellness for people in early and long-term recovery. Despite the benefits, sleep and rest is not addressed by behavioral healthcare professionals in treatment settings. This manuscript illustrates how occupational therapists and social workers can collaborate to use sleep assessments to guide treatment. Addressing rest and sleep preparation and participation using a person-centered approach can have a profound impact on early and long-term recovery, quality of life for people with substance use challenges.
Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions
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Gardner, Jennifer; Swarbrick, Margaret; and Kitzinger, Robert H., "Sleep is something, not nothing: an interprofessional approach to sleep assessment and treatment to support substance use recovery" (2023). Kean Publications. 452.