Providing Chemical Dependency Treatment to the Deaf or Hard of Hearing Mentally Ill Client
The Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals is an inpatient chemical dependency treatment program designed to meet the cultural and communication needs of deaf or hard of hearing people seeking treatment services for alcohol or other drug dependency. Over 75% of the clients served have chemical dependency and additional mental illness- related disorders. This paper discusses treatment strategies and approaches used with dually- diagnosed clients, as well as considerations for effectively dealing with various psychiatric disorders including depression, borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and developmental disorder.
Guthmann, D., Lybarger, R., & Sandberg, K. (2019). Providing Chemical Dependency Treatment to the Deaf or Hard of Hearing Mentally Ill Client. JADARA, 27(1). Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/jadara/vol27/iss1/5