The relationship between homelessness and alcohol and drug addiction is quite controversial. While addictive disorders appear disproportionately among the homeless population, such disorders cannot, by themselves, explain the increase in homelessness. Most drug and alcohol addicts never become homeless. However, people who are poor and addicted are clearly at increased risk.
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Title: Addiction Disorders and Homelessness Factsheet
Publication date 2008-06-23
Publication Year 2008
National Coalition for the Homeless
North America / United States
, homeless people
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