ERIC Number: ED346644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Disability and the Family: A Look at Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention.
VSA Educational Services, Washington, DC. Resource Center on Substance Abuse Prevention and Disability.
This leaflet examines alcohol and other drug abuse prevention in individuals with disabilities and the influence of the family. It points out the family's potential negative reactions to a disability and reasons why a person with a disability uses alcohol or other drugs. Prevention guidelines for families are provided, such as expressing concerns in a caring but firm way and encouraging the child with a disability to become involved with a peer group. Four commonly held myths about individuals with disabilities and their families and the impact of drug use are noted and dispelled with factual information. Six organizational resources and three references are listed as sources of more information. (JDD)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Disabilities, Drug Abuse, Family Influence, Family Relationship, 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.