Homelessness and addiction
Martina Maseko is the outreach coordinator for Bicycle Health, an online medication-assisted treatment provider for opioid dependence.
In January 2020, more than 580,000 people were experiencing homelessness in the United States. In cities and towns throughout America, people slept in tents, boxes, and cars. During the day, they looked for food, health care, and opportunities. Some of them were also looking for mind-altering drugs and alcohol.
To spread awareness we recently published an educational guide on the connection between homelessness and addiction. This resource is packed full of information regarding the causes of homelessness and SUD, and what can be done to help those in need.
Please take a look:
Homelessness is not easy to address. However, the more we know about how substance use can play a role in homelessness, and vice versa, the more likely we will find solutions.
Would you consider sharing this link to help bring awareness to this issue? https://www.empowering4change.net/post/experiencing-homelessness-need-help-additional-resources
To contact Martina Maseko email: firstname.lastname@example.org