The Homelessness And Substance Abuse

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Running head: DIVERSITY 1

Diversity:
Homelessness and substance abuse

Centell Brown & Kelley Peterson

SW- 751 Perspectives/Chemical Dependency
Professor R. Chaisson, PhD., LCSW, BACS
Southern University at New Orleans
December 10, 2014
Abstract
Homelessness and substance abuse are often two problems that continue to be linked together. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (2011), research conducted in the past five years indicates that about 50% of those who are homeless have co-occurring substance abuse problems. Along with co-occurring substance abuse problems, there continues to be other problems such as treatment access to those who are homeless. In this paper we will explore research on the homeless population in relation to substance abuse, and effective interventions on an individual level.
Diversity:
Homelessness and substance abuse
Homelessness and substance abuse are often two problems that continue to be linked together. However, homelessness can be an effect of substance abuse and vice versa. Addiction problems disrupt family organization and job performance resulting in loss of housing. While homeless, recovering from an addiction can be hard with lack of resources and the ability to access the appropriate care. In the following sections of this paper we will look at interventions and its effectiveness in the helping process, a multi-cultural analysis on the effects of homelessness, social and…
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