ERIC Number: ED469441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention for Students with Disabilities: A Call to Educators. ERIC Digest.
McCombs, Kathryn; Moore, Dennis
This digest summarizes basic information on substance abuse prevention and intervention for students with disabilities. It identifies risks associated with specific disabilities including mental retardation/developmental disability, emotional disturbance (at highest risk for substance abuse), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, blindness, and deafness. The digest points out that as many as 50% of spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries occur as a direct result of alcohol or drug abuse. Guidelines for prevention efforts include more comprehensive research-based school programs, community and family involvement, training for special education teachers and counselors in substance abuse education for this population, and increased advocacy efforts for appropriate prevention and treatment options. (Contains 10 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Disabilities, Drug Abuse, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Incidence, Intervention, Prevention, Risk Management, Substance Abuse
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22201-5709. Tel: 800-328-0272 (Toll Free); Fax: 703-620-2521; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ericec.org.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Arlington, VA.