TITLE

Are You Disabled--and Addicted?

AUTHOR(S)
Drill, Herb
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
PN;Nov2009, Vol. 63 Issue 11, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the report by Robin M. Kohn and Hector Del Valle which raises the issue of the lack of treatment facilities and services for people with disabilities who have alcohol and drug problems. According to Kohn, addiction among disabled people has been overlooked due to the strong focus on their disability. They suggest that psychosocial concerns and treatment practices for these individuals should be identified. Sexual addiction of people with disabilities is also noted.
ACCESSION #
44499855

 

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