1st Edition

Homelessness and Drinking A Study of a Street Population

By Bernard Segal Copyright 1991

    First published in 1991, Homelessness and Drinking conveys multitude of information about a homeless drinking population in Anchorage, Alaska. The data presented were obtained from day-to-day observations of individuals using a Sleep-Off Center. Bernard Segal discusses themes like descriptive analysis of clients using the sleep-off centre; analysis of drinking and drug-taking behaviour among homeless; intervention and treatment of the homeless alcoholic; and assessment of treatment outcome, to showcase that when people become homeless and attached to alcohol, it then becomes extremely difficult to separate the drinker from alcohol. This book is an essential read for students and scholars of addiction studies, psychology, sociology, and behavioural studies.

    Foreword Preface Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. Method 3. Results and Discussion: Part A. A Descriptive Analysis of Clients Using the Sleep-Off Centre 4. Results and Discussion: Part B. An Analysis of Drinking and Drug-Taking Behaviour Among Homeless 5. Intervention and Treatment of the Homeless Alcoholic 6. Conclusions and Recommendations List of References Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Appendix 3


    Bernard Segal