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Deafness and Drug Abuse

Addicted Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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Updated August 15, 2010

    This course prepares the student in one of the helping professions to understand the primary issues related to the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs, including narcotics, depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, and marijuana. The impact of drug use on the individual, the family, and society will be examined, including the psychological ramifications of children of alcoholics and drug abusers. Emphasis will be on the development of intervention skills and identifying the person who is abusing chemicals. Knowledge of community resources and programs, with attention given to accessibility to deaf substance abusers, will be covered.
In addition, The Distance Learning Center for Addiction Studies (www.dlcas.com/) offers a courses on deafness and substance abuse: Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Substance Abuse.

Related About.com site: Alcoholism

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