ERIC Number: ED346634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Blindness and Visual Impairments: A Look at Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention.
VSA Educational Services, Washington, DC. Resource Center on Substance Abuse Prevention and Disability.
This leaflet notes the definition of statutory or legal blindness, its incidence, and its etiology and then discusses the implications of alcohol and other drug use with individuals with visual impairments. The guide focuses on increased risks for alcohol and other drug problems among individuals with blindness and emphasizes that prevention efforts should include information specific to the person's disability. Possible solutions to access problems experienced by individuals with blindness are identified, and suggestions are offered to improve positive interactions. Three myths about blindness are outlined and dispelled by factual information. The guide concludes with a list of four organizations, two community contacts, one government agency, and five references. (JDD)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Alcohol Abuse, At Risk Persons, Drug Abuse, Interaction, Intervention, Organizations (Groups), Prevention, Resources, Substance Abuse, Visual Impairments
Resource Center on Substance Abuse Prevention and Disability, 1331 F St., N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004 (braille, large print, and audiocassette versions also available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Substance Abuse Prevention.
Authoring Institution: VSA Educational Services, Washington, DC. Resource Center on Substance Abuse Prevention and Disability.
Note: For related documents, see EC 301 244-257.