Shelter-based managed alcohol administration to chronically homeless people addicted to alcohol.

@article{Podymow2006ShelterbasedMA,
  title={Shelter-based managed alcohol administration to chronically homeless people addicted to alcohol.},
  author={Tiina Podymow and Jeff Turnbull and Doug Coyle and Elizabeth Yetisir and George Clifford Wells},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={2006},
  volume={174 1},
  pages={45-9}
}
BACKGROUND People who are homeless and chronically alcoholic have increased health problems, use of emergency services and police contact, with a low likelihood of rehabilitation. Harm reduction is a policy to decrease the adverse consequences of substance use without requiring abstinence. The shelter-based Managed Alcohol Project (MAP) was created to deliver health care to homeless adults with alcoholism and to minimize harm; its effect upon consumption of alcohol and use of crisis services is… CONTINUE READING
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