ERIC Number: ED346636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Hidden Disabilities: A Look at Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention.
VSA Educational Services, Washington, DC. Resource Center on Substance Abuse Prevention and Disability.
This leaflet discusses alcohol and other drug abuse prevention for individuals with hidden disabilities such as cancer, epilepsy, diabetes, kidney failure, hemophilia, hypertension, early stages of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), or heart disease. Their increased risk for alcohol and other drug abuse and reasons for increased risk are noted. Suggestions are offered to improve program access for individuals with hidden disabilities and to bring about positive interactions with this population. Four myths about individuals with hidden disabilities are noted and dispelled with factual information. Sources of additional information are listed, including four government agencies, thirteen organizations, three community contacts, and five references. (JDD)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Alcohol Abuse, At Risk Persons, Chronic Illness, Drug Abuse, Interaction, Intervention, Organizations (Groups), Prevention, Resources, Special Health Problems, 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 301 244-257.