Social relationships among persons who have experienced serious mental illness, substance abuse, and homelessness: Implications for recovery.

@article{Padgett2008SocialRA,
  title={Social relationships among persons who have experienced serious mental illness, substance abuse, and homelessness: Implications for recovery.},
  author={Deborah K. Padgett and Benjamin Henwood and Courtney Abrams and Robert E. Drake},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={78 3},
  pages={
          333-9
        }
}
The new paradigm of recovery has highlighted the importance of positive social relationships, but little is known about their role in recovery among homeless individuals with serious mental illness and comorbid substance abuse. This study used within- and across-case analyses of longitudinal data from qualitative interviews with 41 dually diagnosed individuals entering residential programs to exit homelessness and receive needed services. Thematic findings include (a) "loner talk" and the need… 

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