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Activating Solutions to Alcoholism among the Hearing Impaired

  • Alexander Boros

Abstract

Up to the present time, any researcher who reviews the literature will find no study, article, or book on the problem of alcoholism among deaf people (Miles, 1978). Ask any person in the deaf community and she/he will tell you that alcoholism is not a problem among deaf people. Alcoholism among deaf clients is hardly ever mentioned in agency reports. This paper discusses the unique problem posed by the uncounted, unreached, and untreated deaf alcoholic. The following analysis will disclose the ample existence of deaf alcoholics, the factors that account for their obscurity, and some solutions to their hopeless predicament.

Keywords

Deaf People Deaf Community Alcoholism Intervention Deaf Person Deaf Group 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Boros
    • 1
  1. 1.Kent State UniversityKentUSA

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