ERIC Number: ED346646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Disability and Health Implications: 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 the impact of alcohol and other drug use in creating an unhealthy lifestyle for individuals with disabilities and placing them at risk for health and medical problems. The negative effects of even moderate amounts of alcohol are noted, and the hindering of rehabilitation efforts when a person with a disability is using alcohol or other drugs is pointed out. Behaviors associated with disabilities that are similar to the consequences of alcohol and other drug abuse are listed. A section titled "Did You Know That..." cites the impact of certain medications on the body's processing of alcohol and notes specific examples of the impact of alcohol in causing arthritis, bedsores, and fetal alcohol syndrome. Three organizational resources, a videotape, three training materials, and three references are listed as sources for more information. (JDD)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, At Risk Persons, Behavior Patterns, Disabilities, Drug Abuse, Health, Life Style, 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 301 244-256.