Risk Factors Associated with Recurrent Homelessness After a First Homeless Episode

@article{McQuistion2013RiskFA,
  title={Risk Factors Associated with Recurrent Homelessness After a First Homeless Episode},
  author={Hunter L. McQuistion and Prakash Gorroochurn and Eustace Hsu and Carol L. M. Caton},
  journal={Community Mental Health Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={50},
  pages={505-513}
}
Alcohol and drug use are commonly associated with the experience of homelessness. In order to better understand this, we explored the prevalence of drug and alcohol use as it related to successful re-housing within a sample of first-time single homeless adults at municipal shelters. From within this sample, we compared the features of recurrent homelessness with those of chronic homelessness and of being stably housed. We interviewed 344 subjects upon shelter entry and followed each one every… CONTINUE READING
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