For the Disabled


While it can be difficult to find treatment facilities that are accessible to those who are physically disabled, blind or deaf, there are centers that are equipped to provide addiction treatment to these populations.  Several strategies for locating these facilities include:

1. Ask your medical doctor or mental health professional.  They can often help find appropriate substance abuse treatment.

2. State health organizations or disability offices are a good place to turn to for help finding addiction treatment.

3) Use a Treatment Locator

Addiction Resource Guide: Special Populations (
Lists centers that offer recovery services for the blind, deaf, and physically challenged with detailed information on admissions, payment, services, licensing and accreditation and contact information.

The National Directory of Alcohol and Other Drugs Prevention and Treatment Programs Accessible to the Deaf (
This treatment locator for the deaf is organized by state and city. A full description is given on each facility and program including number of staff, interpreters, services offered, number of deaf clients served, ages of clients served, populations served, and financial arrangements.

SAMHSA: The US Government Treatment Locator (
SAMHSA has a substance abuse treatment facility locator that can be used to find inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment programs. Enter the location, and then use the filter to search for facilities offering assistance for the hearing impaired.

Several of the Centers in our Residential Treatment Guide include services for special populations. Please see Caron, Cri-Help, Odyssey House, Phoenix House and Silver Hill.