ERIC Number: ED346637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Mental Illness: 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 prevention for individuals with mental illness notes the incidence of mental illness and types of conditions. The incidence of alcohol and other drug abuse problems in this population is discussed, emphasizing the difficulty in dealing with the dual problem of substance abuse and chronic mental illness. The leaflet points out that prevention efforts should include information specific to the person's disability. It offers suggestions to improve interactions with this population and provides factual information to dispel four commonly held myths about individuals with mental illness. Seven organizational resources and seven printed resources are listed for further information. (JDD)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, At Risk Persons, Drug Abuse, Emotional Disturbances, Interaction, Intervention, Mental Disorders, 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.