The Safety Net

Resource List for Substance Abuse and Developmental Disabilities


The impact of drug and alcohol abuse may be particularly difficult to manage when a person with a developmental disability is affected. Following is a list of sources for information about substance abuse and people with developmental disabilities. Complete mailing addresses are provided as available.

ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education
1110 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22201-5704
Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention for Students with Disabilities
This digest contains research findings and a resource list that are specific to students in special education settings.

Substance Abuse Resources and Disability Issues Program (SARDI)
Center for Interventions, Treatment and Addictions Research (CITAR)

School of Medicine
Wright State University
Dayton, Ohio 45435
SARDI offers research, prevention, treatment, evaluation, training, and advocacy for persons with disabilities including those affected by substance abuse.

Disability Resources, Inc.
This is a web based nonprofit organization that includes The DRM (Disability Resources Monthly) Web Watcher resource list for Substance Abuse and People with Disabilities.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
This government agency is a source for print and online publications that may be useful to consumers and practitioners.

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
P.O. Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20847-2345
This is a great source for educational information.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Office on Women’s Health
The National Women’s Health Information Center (NWHIC)
This site is a source for education and treatment resources for women and for women with disabilities who may be impacted by substance abuse.

All of these sites offer additional links to other sources that may be helpful as you search for specialized resources. If you have difficulty with any of these links, place your cursor somewhere in the web address, press down the Control button and then click your mouse.

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