This article discusses the principles of the Minnesota/Medical model as utilized in work with clients at the Minnesota Chemical Dependency Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals. A case study issued to demonstrate the application of an effective approach to providing chemical dependency treatment to deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Prior to the case presentation, background information about unique problems with substance abuse faced by members of the deaf community, information about substance abuse, treatment models and the medical model is provided.
Guthmann, D., & Sandberg, K. (2019). Application of the Minnesota/Medical Model: An Approach to Substance Abuse Treatment of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals. JADARA, 33(3). Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/jadara/vol33/iss3/6