Housing First, consumer choice, and harm reduction for homeless individuals with a dual diagnosis.

  title={Housing First, consumer choice, and harm reduction for homeless individuals with a dual diagnosis.},
  author={Sam J Tsemberis and Leyla Gulcur and Maria Nakae},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={94 4},
OBJECTIVES We examined the longitudinal effects of a Housing First program for homeless, mentally ill individuals' on those individuals' consumer choice, housing stability, substance use, treatment utilization, and psychiatric symptoms. METHODS Two hundred twenty-five participants were randomly assigned to receive housing contingent on treatment and sobriety (control) or to receive immediate housing without treatment prerequisites (experimental). Interviews were conducted every 6 months for… CONTINUE READING
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