How A Traumatic Brain Injury Shaped Emily Tarconish’s Mission for Disability Advocacy

Emily Tarconish had a plan for her life until a car crash left her with a Traumatic Brain Injury. Now, she’s devoting her life to making sure that people with disabilities know that having a disability isn’t anything to be ashamed of and that they have resources available.

People with disabilities who have alcohol problems need more treatment and recovery options

One in four Americans live with a disability, which is associated with stigma and disparities in health care. New research examined differences in alcohol use by disability status and types of disability, and found a need for a range of accommodations in alcohol treatment and recovery services – including technology-based options. These results and others will be shared at the 46th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcohol (RSA) in Bellevue, Washington.