Ryan, D.A. and Boland, P. (2021), “A scoping review of occupational therapy interventions in the treatment of people with substance use disorders”, Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy, Vol. 49 No. 2, pp. 104-114. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOT-11-2020-0017
Summary of the article:
This is a systematic review of the available literature exploring the occupational therapy role in addiction recovery and rehabilitation.
Studies from a variety of countries and different health service structures were included in this study. Treatment reviewed was divided into three themes which included: single occupation focused intervention, skills training and establishing a community-based sober routine.
This article provides a great starting point for accessing the literature in this field and provides a useful summary of interventions which could be incorporated into occupational therapy practice.