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Titolo:
THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG-USE ON THE SUBSISTENCE ADAPTATION OF HOMELESS MENTALLY-ILL PATIENTS
Autore:
COHEN A; KOEGEL P;
Indirizzi:
HARVARD UNIV,SCH MED,DEPT SOCIAL MED,641 HUNTINGTON AVE BOSTON MA 02115 RAND CORP,SOCIAL PLANNING DEPT SANTA MONICA CA 90406
Titolo Testata:
Journal of drug issues
fascicolo: 1, volume: 26, anno: 1996,
pagine: 219 - 243
SICI:
0022-0426(1996)26:1<219:TIOAAD>2.0.ZU;2-W
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
PSYCHIATRIC-DISORDERS; TREATMENT SERVICES; ADAPTIVE MODELS; LOS-ANGELES; INNER-CITY; ADDICTION; HEALTH; ADULTS; DISEASE; ABUSE;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Citazioni:
53
Recensione:
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Citazione:
A. Cohen e P. Koegel, "THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG-USE ON THE SUBSISTENCE ADAPTATION OF HOMELESS MENTALLY-ILL PATIENTS", Journal of drug issues, 26(1), 1996, pp. 219-243

Abstract

While epidemiological research has offered much valuable information about substance use among homeless persons in general and homeless mentally ill persons in particular it has lacked information about the context in which substance use occurs, patterns of use, how use influences subsistence adaptation, and factors that mediate its effects. The Adaptation of the Homeless Mentally III (AHMI) research was able to address these gaps in our knowledge through long-term ethnographic field work with 50 homeless mentally ill individuals in the Skid Row area ofLos Angeles. Most importantly, we found variation in the extent to which alcohol and drug use dominated the lives of sample members. Where some individuals organized their lives completely around the pursuit and use of drugs and alcohol, others were able to precariously balance their substance use with the tasks of meeting their basic needs. We then examine several of the possible factors that shape the relationshipbetween substance use and subsistence adaptation, looking specifically at: (I) Skid Row; (2) psychopathology; (3) institutional affiliations; (4) values and beliefs, and; (5) the role of eventfulness. We conclude by summarizing our findings and their implications for social policy.

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