People who are homeless have complex and challenging lives. They tend to have worse physical and mental health than the general population. Substance use is more prevalent among people who are homeless than in the general population, and providing support services and drug treatment in a holistic way for this population should be a priority.
This report comprises two parts:
the first part presents a description of the current trends relating to drug use and of the current services in Ireland in primary care, mental health, and drug treatment settings for people who are homeless who use drugs;
the second part is an integrative review of the international research evidence regarding interventions aiming to address the needs of this population.
Miler J, Carver H, Masterton W, Parkes T, Jones
L, Maden M and Sumnall H (2021) Evidence review of drug treatment services for people who are homeless and use drugs. HRB Drug and Alcohol Evidence Review 7. Dublin: Health Research Board.