Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
FASD SCREENINGS AND MODIFICATIONS
TO TREATMENT (FASD/SMT)
In collaboration with the FASD Center for Excellence within Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHH), has implemented Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) screenings and modifications to treatment (SMT) for our adult population. LHRC was one of ten residential treatment facilities for women subcontracted nationally by Northrup Grumman Information Systems, the primary contractor for the management and operations of SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence for the Knowledge-Based Expansion and Services/Screening and Modification to Treatment Project (KBES/SMT).
LHRC like most mental health and substance use disorder providers had been working at a disadvantage. The health care community has been unknowingly stymied by the lack of awareness that many adults and children who appear resistant, non-compliant, intransigent, etc. actually have an undiagnosed FASD, often leading to misdiagnoses and counter-productive treatment modalities.
FASD SMT implementation has maximized the effectiveness of our treatment by recognizing and addressing the root cause and condition of much of the debilitating suffering endured by many with diagnosed and undiagnosed mental illness and learning disabilities, namely the permanent brain damage caused by fetal alcohol exposure. As one of ten pilot programs across the nation, LHRC is a unique provider of this invaluable intermediate step in the recovery process.
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