ERIC Number: ED346645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Disability and Enabling: 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 how family members, friends, and professionals sometimes enable individuals with disabilities to abuse alcohol and other drugs. The leaflet points out: that this enabling occurs because of overcompensation for the disability by others or because of others' feeling that the individual with a disability is entitled to use drugs; that the enabling problem can best be addressed through education and self-evaluation; and that the same criteria for reacting to alcohol and other drug abuse should be used for everyone, regardless of whether or not someone has a disability. Four commonly held myths about people with disabilities and drug use are dispelled with factual information. Three training materials, a videotape, and three print references are listed as sources of more information. (JDD)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Disabilities, Drug Abuse, Family Influence, Interpersonal 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.