11.2017Prof. Melissa AyalaPSY 101Alcohol-DrugUse and HomelessResearch Question:How does alcohol use make you homeless?Research: Approximately 50 percent of people are homeless and thatis because alcohol problems. During my research, I saw many people discoveringhomeless people who used alcohol for more than 5 years. But it is not necessaryto connect the link.
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Because I think even before alcohol came some people wasalready homeless.BackgroundResearch The background research indicates that people become homelessbecause of drugs and not alcohol. It is beyond correlation with alcohol anddrug. The research says that they got the same affects and complicationsbecause drugs and alcohol gives same problems to people. Drugs and alcohol,puts you in worst conditions that changes your economy by wasting money onwrong stuff rather than your house groceries. According to the study of Jacqueline Wiseman in 1960 itthere was not much constellation of state institutions that was there in 1890. While I was researching I found that in 2004there were about 250,000 as of three million people were homeless.
Some peoplehad many doubts that this number will increase due to alcohol and drugs. Oneproblem that all world have is the alcohol and drugs, because that is makingpeople go homeless and making that population higher. Baltimore, Boston,New York City, Los Angeles, Portland (Oregon), Milwaukee,Columbus (Ohio) had the most population of homeless people. Now you might thingwhen did this happened, this happened in 1980.
When students did research they found out that there were about 30% to50% of homeless people population due to drugs and alcohol. The reason whypeople are homeless is because not only guys but ladies also drink and do drugsthat’s what make them become homeless.AIDSpersons are hospitalized among with homeless people who are drug addicts. Beinghomeless and not having drug or alcohol for long time gives them mentalillness.
Research suggests that a minimum of 15-20 percent of homeless peoplewith alcohol and other drug problems also suffer from psychiatric disorders.During my research, I found that C. Service Gaps have some information which toldme lots of information.
For example, alcohol and drugs prevent problems andmakes more homeless persons. TESTResults: Mental health diagnosis With the help ofmy uncle Dr. Patel we did some test on his patients and some homeless people.First, we did test on 50 patients who drinks alcohol and we found out that 15patients (30%) were illnesses. Other 35 had schizophrenia. Other people we didtest on who used to do drugs and we found that 10 of 30 (33%) had personalitydisorders and other 20 have.
On the other side, we did test on 60 homelesspeople. We find that (20%) 25 had anxiety disorders. The substance that disorderwasted was 4(8.4%) besides all the illness. The main thing we noticed for diagnoses of the HHOTconsumer group was schizophrenia and depression.Analyzeand Data:HHOTmanaged patients were assessed for the substance they abused. 42 of these 146(77.
8%) had used alcohol every day in their life. Also abused the substanceslike cannabis 38(70.4%) and amphetamines of 12 (22.2%). Even there were othersubstances they abused like, opioids 7 (13.
0%) and benezodiazepines,15 (27.8%)or designer drugs 4 (7.4%). Most important part was when There were lot ofcustomers that were under the age of 18 using it for the first time in theirlife. They were using mostly 95 % of alcohqwel, 88% were cannabis,45%amphetamines, opiates were 67%, and designer drugs were 54%. Dr.Patel also examined the relationship between substances used and mental healthdiagnosis.
The substance was named independent variable and diagnoses was nameddependent variable. The relationbetween alcohol use and diagnoses were not important. amphetamine X² (1) = 2.65, p = 0.10, and for cannabis, X² (1) = 0.06, p = 0.81 In conclusion, a substance abusediagnosis is a main problem for homeless customers in united states of America.
Homelessness and drug abused relates to creating medical problems and badrecovery outcomes. A more important ratio of homeless customers got lifelong physicalhealth issues and bad mental health that effects their use of substance thereforetheir mental health. Homeless customers who has mental problems or substanceaddiction problem and that is one of the most exposed and downside of our community.The two-main thing on the highest popular affair should be mental health andsubstance use.
However, drug substances addiction problem in homeless customersare involved. Without no doubt, it is completely sustained that good practicalcontrol and treatment is needed for this cohort. Source https://www.innovations.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/Baumohl%20and%20Huebner.pdf https://www.apha.org/policies-and-advocacy/public-health-policy-statements/policy- database/2014/07/30/14/37/alcohol-and-other-drug-problems-among-the-homeless-population