Deaf-Blindness and Substance Abuse

Culturally Sensitive Screening Tools

Drug and Alcohol Assessment for the Deaf (DAAD). 
A substance abuse screening with deaf clients development of a culturally sensitive scale Developed by Tara Lynn Alexander -The University of Texas at Austin.  This is the first ASL video to screen the Deaf for drugs and alcohol abuse. Created with input from Deafness experts and the Deaf community, this screening has been shown to have good reliability and validity. Contents include: Start-up information, FAQ about the DAAD, Answer Sheet, and Psychometrics of the DAAD. To order a copy of this CD, please contact us at GCATTC.

Books Available from the National Library Service on Substance Abuse in Accessible Formats

Braille
Title: Alateen, a day at a time [Braille].
Book Number: BR 07882
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Title: How to stay sober [Braille]: recovery without religion
Author: Christopher, James, 1942-
Book Number: BR 07599
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Title: Happy hour [Braille]
Author: Ogren, Thomas.
Book Number: BR 11354
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Title: High: a farewell to the pain of alcoholism [Braille].
Author: Only, Mark, 1926-
Book Number: BRA14473
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Title: Alcoholics Anonymous [Braille]; the story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism.
Author: W., Bill.
Book Number: BRA15591
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Uniform Title: Alcoholics Anonymous
Title: A simple program [Braille]: a contemporary translation of the book Alcoholics Anonymous
Author: W., Bill.
Book Number: BR 11968
Access: Volume 1. Location: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.nls/br.11968v01
Access: Volume 2. Location: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.nls/br.11968v02
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Audio Cassette
Title: Alcoholics Anonymous comes of age [sound recording]: a brief history of A.A.
Book Number: RC 27104
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Title: Alcoholics Anonymous [sound recording]: the story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism.
Book Number: RC 44098
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Title: Alcoholism [sound recording]
Author: James D. Torr, book editor.
Book Number: RC 56317
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Title: Alcoholism, the family disease [sound recording]/Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters.
Author: Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, inc.
Book Number: RC 19492
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Title: One day at a time in Al-Anon [sound recording].
Author: Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, inc.
Book Number: RC 12873
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Title: My name is Bill [sound recording]: Bill Wilson: his life and the creation of Alcoholics Anonymous
Author: Cheever, Susan.
Book Number: RC 57920
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Title: How to stay sober [sound recording]: recovery without religion
Author: Christopher, James, 1942-
Book Number: RC 29176
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Title: Going my own way [sound recording]
Author: Crosby, Gary and Firestone, Ross.
Book Number: RD 19320
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Title: How Alcoholics Anonymous failed me [sound recording]: my personal journey to sobriety through self-empowerment
Author: Gilliam, Marianne W.
Book Number: RC 48143
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Title: Addiction-free [sound recording]: how to help an alcoholic or addict get started on recovery)
Author: Hawes, Gene R.
Book Number: RC 54543
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Title: The Alcoholics Anonymous experience [sound recording]: a close-up view for professionals
Author: Maxwell, Milton A.
Book Number: RC 22621
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Title: Lost years [sound recording]: confessions of a woman alcoholic
Author: Moran, Megan.
Book Number: RC 23735
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Title: High: a farewell to the pain of alcoholism [sound recording].
Author: Only, Mark, 1926-
Book Number: RD 07555
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Title: Getting better [sound recording]: inside Alcoholics Anonymous / Nan Robertson.
Author: Robertson, Nan.
Book Number: RC 27970
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Title: Alcoholics Anonymous [sound recording]; the story of how many thousands of men and women have recovered from alcoholism.
Author: W., Bill.
Book Number: RC 11061
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Title: Uniform Title: A.A. way of life/ As Bill sees it [sound recording]: the A.A. way of life-- selected writings of A.A.'s co-founder.
Author: W., Bill.
Book Number: RC 28976
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Uniform Title: Alcoholics Anonymous
Title: A simple program [sound recording]: a contemporary translation of the book Alcoholics Anonymous
Author: W., Bill.
Book Number: RC 47614
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Narcotics Anonymous - Audio Cassette
Title: Narcotics Anonymous [sound recording]: approved literature.
Book Number: RC 25821
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Online Resources

The Big Book Online the Fourth Edition
Copyright 1939, 1955, 1976, 2001 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. All rights reserved.
Table of contents: http://www.aa.org/bigbookonline/en_tableofcnt.cfm
Also available in Spanish and French at http://www.aa.org/bigbookonline/

A Newsletter for Professionals – About AA Fall 2006
Making Alcoholics Anonymous Accessible to Those with Special Needs
http://www.aa.org/en_pdfs/f-13_fall06.pdf

Narcotics Anonymous, NA, homepage
http://www.na.org/

NA Literature Online - http://www.na.org/ips

Opinion Articles from Deaf and Hard of Hearing Members
The NA Way - January 2006 – Opinion
http://www.na.org/admin/include/spaw2/uploads/pdf/naway/en/NAWay_Jan06.pdf
The NA Way - April 2006 – Response: Hearing the message of recovery
http://www.na.org/admin/include/spaw2/uploads/pdf/naway/en/NAWay_April2006.pdf

Accessibility for Those with Additional Needs.
This is NA Fellowship-approved literature.
Copyright 1998 by. Narcotics Anonymous World Services, Inc
https://www.na.org/admin/include/spaw2/uploads/pdf/litfiles/us_english/IP/EN3126.pdf

Articles on Disability and Substance Abuse

The Center on Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) at the University of Maryland from CESAR Fax, a weekly, one-page overview of timely substance abuse trends or issues.
http://www.cesar.umd.edu/cesar/cesarfax/vol14/14-26.pdf

Prevalence And Risk Factors Of Illicit Drug Use By People With disabilities. The American Journal on Addictions, 7(2), 93-102. Moore, D., & Li, L. (1998, Spring).

Emotional Factors Involved In Substance Abuse In A Sample Of Rehabilitation Clients- The Relationship Between Substance Abuse And Emotional Functioning Of 2,837 Consumers (Clients) Of Vocational Rehabilitation Services Was Investigated. Journal of Rehabilitation, 10/1/97 by Bobby G. Greer
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=cookie,ip,cpid&custid=s7324964&db=aph&AN=9712115812&site=ehost-live

Screening For Undetected Substance Abuse Among Vocational Rehabilitation Clients American Rehabilitation, Spring, 1993 by Diana M. DiNitto,  A. James Schwab
http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-13290677.html

Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention for Students with Disabilities: A Call to Educators. ERIC Digest.
Author: McCombs, Kathryn - Moore, Dennis
http://www.ericdigests.org/2003-3/abuse.htm

Programs Chemical Dependency Treatment: Specialized Approaches for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Clients

Addiction Recovery of the Deaf at the Anixter Center
2001 North Clybourn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 227-8562 (TTY)
(773) 227-8530 (Voice)
(773) 227-8569 (FAX)
Website: http://www.anixter.org/find-services/behavioral-health-services

Deaf Addiction Services At Maryland (DASAM)
630 West Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 837-3313
(410) 706-1144 (Voice)
(410) 706-0417 (TTY)
(410) 706-8158 (Fax)
Email: LYaffe@psych.umaryland.edu
Website: http://www.umm.edu/dasam

Deaf Hope, Inc.
728 Sandusky
Kansas City, KS 66617
(913) 621-4673

Deaf-REACH
3521 12th Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20017
(202) 832-6681 (Voice/TTY)
(202) 832-8454 (Fax)
Website: http://www.deaf-reach.org

Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals
2450 Riverside Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55454.
(612) 273-4402
(800) 282-3323 (Voice/TTY)
Website: http://www.mncddeaf.org
Articles/Resources: http://www.mncddeaf.org/pages/articles.htm



Website: http://www.rit.edu/ntid/saisd/home