Accessibility of the Disabled Population of Substance Abuse Treatment

Report #79, May 1987

OVERVIEW

Federal and state mandates require substance abuse programs to be accessible to disabled people. This report examines how effective these mandates are, identifies the size of the disabled abusing population, and determines if there are adequate methods of coordinating information and referrals to ensure the delivery of services. The Commission makes three findings and three recommendations regarding the effectiveness and accessibility of alcohol and drug services for persons with disabilities.