The use of shelters as substance abuse stabilization sites

Milton Argeriou, Dennis McCarty

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Abstract

The feasibility of providing postdetoxification residential substance abuse programming (stabilization) in large emergency shelters was examined as part of a demonstration project funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Aubse and Alcoholism under Section 613 of the Stewart B. McKinney Act (Public Law 100-71). The program completion rates of 773 homeless/near-homeless substance-abusing individuals assigned to two large shelters (71% and 62%) and two traditional substance abuse treatment agencies (68% and 54%) were comparable. These data support the expansion of shelter service to include substance abuse programming and intervention. Shelters represent windows of opportunity into the lives of homeless substance-abusing men and women, and full advantage of this opportunity should be taken to impact this subgroup of the homeless.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)126-137
Number of pages12
JournalThe Journal of Mental Health Administration
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Substance-Related Disorders
Emergency Shelter
Alcoholism
Alcohols
Therapeutics

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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The use of shelters as substance abuse stabilization sites. / Argeriou, Milton; McCarty, Dennis.

In: The Journal of Mental Health Administration, Vol. 20, No. 2, 06.1993, p. 126-137.

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