Title

Supportive Housing: An Evidence-Based Intervention for Reducing Relapse among Low Income Adults in Addiction Recovery

Department

Social Work & Human Services

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-9-2014

Abstract

Within the ranks of the homeless are individuals coping with substance addiction and/or chronic physical or mental disability. Their special needs often pose significant barriers to successfully re-integrate into society. For these individuals, simply securing a roof overhead may not be an adequate solution. Supportive housing combines housing with access to on-site social services to assist persons coping with disabling physical and behavioral health conditions. This study examined whether an association could be found between length of residency in supportive housing and subjective well-being. For the purposes of this study, subjective well-being was measured by length of sobriety, self-efficacy, and employment.

Journal

Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work

Journal ISSN

2376-1415

Volume

11

Issue

5

First Page

468

Last Page

479

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1080/15433714.2013.765813