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E-Therapy as a Means for Addressing Barriers to Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Persons who are Deaf
Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare
  • Dennis Moore, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Debra Guthmann
  • Nikki Lynn Rogers, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Susan Fraker
  • Jared A. Embree, Wright State University - Main Campus
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
12-1-2009
Abstract
Persons who are deaf face a number of challenges with regard to vulnerability for substance use disorders. Moreover, accessible treatment for this condition can be difficult to establish and maintain. The Deaf community may be one of the most disenfranchised groups in America in regard to appropriate access to substance use disorder (SUD) prevention and treatment services. This article reviewsfindings related to substance use disorder and treatment for this condition among persons who are deaf. It also reviews a promising approach for addressing treatment needs via e-therapy, and it highlights the challenges and concerns regarding e-therapy for this population. E-therapy services demonstrate promise in reaching a larger and therefore more economically viable treatment populationof deaf individuals while providing culturally appropriate and comprehensible recovery support options. Demographic and intermediate treatment outcome data are presented on a state-wide program established to serve persons who are deaf in the mid-west.
Citation Information
Dennis Moore, Debra Guthmann, Nikki Lynn Rogers, Susan Fraker, et al.. "E-Therapy as a Means for Addressing Barriers to Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Persons who are Deaf" Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare Vol. 36 Iss. 4 (2009) p. 75 - 92 ISSN: 01915096
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nikki_rogers/6/