North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness

Substance Abuse Treatment: What Works for Homeless People

In substance abuse treatment, a gap exists between scientific research and clinical practice that is not common to other fields of medicine. This gap between research and practice is a concern shared in the Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) field as well, a concern which led to the formation of the
"Translating Research Into Practice” subcommittee. This report represents the subcommittee’s first
endeavor, a summary of peer-reviewed published literature on substance abuse treatment and homeless persons. The intent of the report is to enable the subcommittee and practitioners in the field to identify
existing discrepancies between research and HCH practice.
 
 
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Suzanne Zerger
Author: Suzanne Zerger
Category: research and reports | Sub Category:
Tags: abuse, substance