Homeless People with Drug Problems

  • Russell K. Schutt
  • Gerald R. Garrett
Part of the Topics in Social Psychiatry book series (TSPS)

Abstract

Although alcohol abuse remains as the nation’s number one drug problem, public concern over the abuse of other drugs—marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and more recently “crack”—has been far more intense over the past two decades. Media stories that focus on the link between drugs and crime, the gang violence associated with narcotics trafficking, the health risks of drug use, or the epidemic of “crack babies” among others offer convincing evidence that drugs and drug abuse destroy individual lives and families and cost the American economy billions of dollars.

Keywords

Drug Abuse Drug User Drug Abuser Homeless People Drug Problem 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Russell K. Schutt
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gerald R. Garrett
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Massachusetts at BostonBostonUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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