ERIC Number: ED479835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Ending Discrimination against People with Alcohol and Drug Problems.
Join Together, Boston, MA.
People with alcohol or other drug disease face public and private policies that restrict their access to appropriate health care, employment, and public benefits, discouraging them from seeking treatment, robbing them of hope for recovery, and costing society millions of dollars. Join Together, a project of Boston University School of Public Health, formed a national policy panel in the spring of 2002 to address this discrimination. The panelists developed the two principles and ten recommendations contained in this report, relying principally upon the written and oral testimony which they received. Join Together was assisted in this effort by the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Substance Abuse, which facilitated the panel's initial hearing at the ABA's Annual Meeting in August 2002. Includes a list of resources and selected readings. (GCP)
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, Employment, Health Needs, Health Programs, Policy Analysis, Social Discrimination, Welfare Services
For full text: http://www.jointogether.org/sa/files/pdf/discrimination.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Join Together, Boston, MA.