substance abuse

Destigmatizing Addiction and Homelessness

Homelessness is not an individualistic experience. It is one that is felt in the community as a whole. To solve this issue we have to start asking ourselves how we can become more involved and supportive of those facing housing insecurities. Placing importance on community care creates an open dialogue between people facing homelessness and the communities around them, allowing everyone to actively participate in finding solutions and resources to this complex issue.

The Link Between Homelessness and Substance Abuse

There is a negative stigma that surrounds individuals experiencing homelessness and substance dependency. A good percentage of individuals who are homeless do struggle with substance abuse but should be viewed as an illness in which they can overcome. There are many reasons why substance abuse is common among people experiencing homelessness. Someone who is using …

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Homelessness & Substance Abuse: Finding Possible Solutions to Help Those Experiencing Homelessness

When walking around major cities in California like San Francisco and Los Angeles,it is quite likely to see a range of debris including discarded needles lying within the streets. San Francisco and Los Angeles have been facing one of the problems related to the homelessness crisis: high rates of discarded heroin needles and feces. Substance …

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