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Drug use disorders and treatment contact among homeless adults in Alameda County, California.

Authors
  • Robertson, M J
  • Zlotnick, C
  • Westerfelt, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
American journal of public health
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1997
Volume
87
Issue
2
Pages
221–228
Identifiers
PMID: 9103101
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Rates of current drug use disorders for homeless adults were more than eight times higher than general population estimates. However, estimates of drug problems among homeless adults vary as a function of case ascertainment and sampling strategy. Estimates based only on samples from urban areas may overestimate drug problems among the area's larger homeless populations.

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