Disaffiliation, Substance Use, and Exiting Homelessness

  title={Disaffiliation, Substance Use, and Exiting Homelessness},
  author={Cheryl Zlotnick and Tammy W. Tam and Marjorie J. Robertson},
  journal={Substance Use \& Misuse},
  pages={577 - 599}
This study tested whether social affiliation was associated with exits from homelessness for a county-wide probability sample of 397 homeless adults who were followed over a 15-month period culminating in 1992. For the total sample, support from family or friends and service use were related to an increased likelihood of exiting from homelessness. Surprisingly, exits from homelessness were associated with social affiliation (i.e., support from family/friends and services use) only among… 

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