Treatment of the Chemically Dependent Homeless: Theory and Implementation in Fourteen American Projects, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Treatment of the Chemically Dependent Homeless

Theory and Implementation in Fourteen American Projects, 1st Edition

By John S Lyons, Kendon J Conrad, Cheryl I Hultman


249 pages

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Paperback: 9781560230663
pub: 1995-03-28
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Develop new programs or improve existing programs with these helpful descriptions of theoretical foundations and practical implementation of innovative projects. Treatment of the Chemically Dependent Homeless presents fourteen projects, funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) in cooperation with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), that were designed to develop strategies to combat the dual problems of homelessness and substance abuse, and then analyze program effectiveness.

Contributors describe projects occurring in a variety of major cities and focus on the theory behind each program and its practical implementation. Treatment professionals seeking new directions for their own programs will benefit from chapters that compare conventional services with new innovative treatments. They also demonstrate how the new programs will effectively meet the needs of the target population and fill the gaps where current services fail.

Treatment of the Chemically Dependent Homeless presents detailed discussions of each program's theoretical foundation, design, and implementation that will be invaluable to clinicians and researchers needing information about the complex nature of various experimental interventions. The book begins by presenting an overview of the background and rules of the NIAAA Cooperative agreement. The subsequent chapters follow a logical sequence by concentrating on one or two of the following aspects of program development:

  • theory of treatment
  • local political and social milieus
  • special populations
  • outreach strategies
  • relapse and retention issues
  • residential care programs
  • case management
  • transition to independence

    Doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, substance abuse counselors, and researchers who treat or study the chemically dependent homeless will value this groundbreaking information for studying, developing, and improving their own treatment programs. Teachers who seek to educate their classes regarding state-of-the-art service provision for homeless substance abusers will also find this an essential resource for innovative ideas and practical examples of program implementation.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction

  • I. Overview of NIAAA Cooperative Agreement Program
  • The NIAAA Cooperative Agreement Program for Homeless Persons With Alcohol and Other Drug Problems: An Overview
  • II. Theoretical Issues: Tucson, Chicago
  •  A Therapeutic Community Model for Treatment of Homeless Alcohol and Drug Users in Tucson, Arizona
  • Case Management and Supported Housing in Chicago: The Interaction of Program Resources and Client Characteristics
  • III. Politics and Programs: New Orleans, Newark, New Haven
  • The New Orleans Homeless Substance Abusers Program
  • Barriers to the Implementation of a Program for Inner-City, Homeless Substance Abusers on General Assistance: Newark
  • Partnerships in Recovery: Shelter-Based Services for Homeless Cocaine Abusers: New Haven
  • IV. Special Populations: St. Louis, Washington, DC
  •  A Substance Abuse Recovery Program for Homeless Mothers With Children: St. Louis
  • Reaching Beyond Crisis Management: Design and Implementation of Extended Shelter-Based Services for Chemically Dependent Homeless Women and Their Children: St. Louis
  • Process Evaluation in the Washington, D.C., Dual Diagnosis Project
  •  V. Outreach: Seattle
  • Systems Alliance and Support (SAS): A Program of Intensive Case Management for Chronic Public Inebriates: Seattle
  • VI. Residential Care: Albuquerque, Evanston/VA, Los Angeles
  • Albuquerque's Community-Based Housing and Support Services Demonstration Program for Homeless Alcohol Abusers
  • Case Managed Residential Care for Homeless Addicted Veterans:Evanston/VA
  •  Treatment for the Dually Diagnosed Homeless: Program Models and Implementation Experience: Los Angeles
  •  VII. Case Management: Denver
  • Intensive Case Management for Homeless People With Alcohol and Other Drug Problems
  • VIII. Relapse and Retention: Philadelphia
  • Retention Issues in Treating Homeless Polydrug Users
  • IX. Transition to Independence: Birmingham
  •  Comparing Two Substance Abuse Treatments for the Homeless: The Birmingham Project
  •  X. Conclusion
  •  Treatment of the Chemically Dependent Homeless: A Synthesis
  • Reference Notes Included
  • Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General