The Connection Between Homelessness & Substance Abuse
Up to 20% of homeless people suffer from both substance addiction and severe mental illness.
This combination of two problems is known as dual-diagnosis. Few people understand how difficult it is to treat dual-diagnosed people without treating both their addictions and mental illnesses simultaneously.
Addiction Group has been writing on the intersection between these issues for years. They’ve put together a useful guide to help spread awareness on how they relate to homelessness: https://www.addictiongroup.org/addiction/homelessness/