ERIC Number: ED358613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Understanding a Need...Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention for People with Disabilities.
VSA Educational Services, Washington, DC. Resource Center on Substance Abuse Prevention and Disability.
This booklet provides an overview of alcohol and other drug abuse prevention, disability, and the relationship between the two issues. It cites the incidence of alcohol and other drug abuse among people with disabilities. It looks at alcohol and other drug abuse risk factors that are disability related, such as medication use, chronic pain, increased stress, adjustment problems, fewer social supports, isolation, unemployment, financial concerns, and limited access to drug abuse education. The booklet separates myths from facts and outlines prevention strategies. Prevention strategies include providing information, developing critical life skills, creating alternatives to drug abuse, involving and training impactors, and influencing policy. (JDD)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, At Risk Persons, Disabilities, Drug Abuse, Incidence, Prevention, Substance Abuse
Resource Center on Substance Abuse, Prevention, and Disability, VSA Educational Services, 1331 F Street, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004 (braille, large print, and audiocassette versions also available).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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 ED 346 633-646.