All SAISD services are confidential. You can visit us without anyone finding out. If you want to break free of drinking or drugs, or want to help a deaf/hard-of-hearing person do it, we can help.

A deaf or hard-of-hearing person may feel so alone that it is harder to break away from a drug, alcohol or tobacco problem than it is for a hearing person.

We solve the problem by setting up:

  • Meetings with families, friends, coworkers, and professionals to discuss the situation
  • Aftercare programs
  • Support groups of deaf people sharing their struggles in developing a sober lifestyle
  • Communication with the judicial system for deaf people who run into legal trouble because of alcohol or drugs
  • Communication with hospitals, medical, and mental health personnel for deaf people who have physical or psychological problems because of drug/alcohol abuse

We advocate for deaf/hard-of-hearing clients by:

  • Assuring program access for deaf people
  • Proposing new programs and accessibility
  • Working with committees related to drug/alcohol and mental health services, as well as others for deaf people
  • Updating resource lists

SAISD can give you information on:

  • The effects of drugs and alcohol
  • Why deaf people may abuse them
  • How a person's alcohol/drug use affects family, friends and coworkers
  • The "roadblocks" between deaf people who become drug/alcohol abusers and the "way out"