Deaf off Drugs and Alcohol
Deaf off Drugs and Alcohol (DODA) is a grant-funded project to improve alcohol and drug treatment services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. DODA counselors, case managers and coordinators are all fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about deaf culture.
Why are alcohol and drug treatment services different for deaf and hard-of-hearing people?
One of the most important parts of treatment is communication. Deaf off Drugs and Alcohol will help treatment providers and deaf and hard-of-hearing consumers develop effective communication strategies so communication barriers are removed and treatment can begin.
Who is eligible?
Any deaf or hard-of-hearing person living in Ohio needing alcohol or drug treatment services or recovery support services is able to participate.