Homelessness pp 187-196 | Cite as

Public Policy and the Homeless Alcoholic

Rethinking Our Priorities for Treatment Programs
  • Judith Wilhite
Part of the Topics in Social Psychiatry book series (TSPS)


Over the past decade, statistical reports have accumulated rapidly around the subject of homelessness in the United States. Yet even the best empirical research does not tell us the kinds of actions we should take and the moral principles upon which we should base them. Thus good data alone do little to resolve this troubling social issue. In the end, it matters less whether we count 3 million or 300,000 people as homeless than knowing what to do about any of them.


Alcohol Abuse Alcohol Problem Homeless People Alcohol Treatment Homeless Person 
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  • Judith Wilhite
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  1. 1.InfoUseBerkeleyUSA

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