ERIC Number: ED346635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Deafness and Hearing Loss: A Look at Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention.
VSA Educational Services, Washington, DC. Resource Center on Substance Abuse Prevention and Disability.
This guide to alcohol and other drug abuse problems among individuals with deafness and hearing loss begins with a discussion of communication difficulties and methods. The guide considers the implications of alcohol and other drug use for individuals with hearing loss and then for individuals with deafness, and comments that prevention efforts should include information specific to the individuals' disability. Suggestions are offered for positive person-to-person interactions and interactions in group meetings and training sessions. Solutions are offered to access problems, and five myths about deafness and hearing loss are dispelled with factual information. Several organizational and printed resources are listed for use with this population, and the guide concludes with a list of 13 references. (JDD)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Alcohol Abuse, Communication Problems, Deafness, Drug Abuse, Hearing Impairments, Interaction, Interpersonal Communication, Intervention, Organizations (Groups), Prevention, Resources, Substance Abuse
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.