Deaf off Drugs and Alcohol (DODA)
DODA provides virtual meeting spaces for AA, NA, and Al-Anon meetings that are conducted in American Sign Language (ASL) and the Thought, Prayer, and Meditation in ASL.
Meetings are held in EST; however, any Deaf person fluent in ASL (around the world) is welcome to join the meetings.
DODA can help in the following ways:
- Assist with finding local treatment.
- Assist in finding Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) that are conducted in ASL or provide interpreters.
- Advocate for additional services or accommodations when necessary.
The ASL-STAR website is a FREE resource for counselors providing services to Deaf and hard-of-hearing people. There are 11 assessments and screeners in the areas of behavioral health and employment for Deaf and hard-of-hearing people that are culturally and linguistically appropriate. There are short training videos for providers to take on each assessment and screener as well as Deaf culture.
For questions or information related to DODA or ASL-STAR, please contact:
Project Coordinator/SARDI Program
Video Phone: 937-641-8215