ERIC Number: ED346639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Disabilities: A Look at Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention.
VSA Educational Services, Washington, DC. Resource Center on Substance Abuse Prevention and Disability.
This leaflet discusses alcohol and other drug abuse prevention for individuals with learning disabilities. It defines learning disabilities and outlines factors that place people with learning disabilities at increased risk for alcohol and other drug use. The guide emphasizes that alcohol and drug abuse prevention efforts should include information specific to the person's disability. It offers suggestions to improve prevention program access for people with learning disabilities and to bring about positive interactions. It identifies five myths about individuals with learning disabilities and dispels them with factual information. The guide concludes with a list of six printed resources and eight organizational resources. (JDD)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, At Risk Persons, Drug Abuse, Interaction, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, 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.