For the Disabled
Addiction Resource Guide: Special Populations (addictionresourceguide.com/specpop/special.html)
The National Directory of Alcohol and Other Drugs Prevention and Treatment Programs Accessible to the Deaf (www.rit.edu/ntid/saisd/info/nationaldirectory)
ADDICTION RECOVERY FOR THE DEAF
Addiction Recovery of the Deaf is the first treatment program in Illinois designed exclusively to meet the needs of adults who are deaf or hard of hearing and chemically dependent on drugs and/or alcohol. Staff members (many themselves are deaf or hard of hearing) are competent in deaf culture, fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable and experienced in the field of substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation.
Using a multidisciplinary team approach to promote positive outcomes, staff and participants work together to develop comprehensive and individualized treatment goals. All materials are adapted for people whose primary mode of communication is American Sign Language. Services include both inpatient and outpatient services. All applicants must be 18 years of age or older; be deaf or hard of hearing and use sign language as a primary mode of communication; receive a primary diagnosis of chemical dependency through the program's assessment process; and voluntarily agree to participate in treatment.
Clients earning less than $18,000 annually are eligible for complete reimbursement (Eligibility