It is known that women experiencing homelessness are at high risk of unintended pregnancy (Gelberg 2007).
Treatment and Intervention
In recent years, there has been a focus on developing practice guidelines to facilitate the delivery of evidenced-based interventions.
An emerging body of literature from the United States (US) describes ‘aberrant’ (i.e. divergent) medication-related behaviours among pain patients, and the extent to which they are associated with harm, including medical morbidity, dependence and diversion.
Homelessness is a prevailing issue in contemporary Australian society and yet little is known about the social and economic costs to the individual and to the community.
Prevalence rates of mental disorders among homeless persons typically exceed general population estimates. Despite the high level of need in the homeless population, access to appropriate services is limited, particularly among those with co-occurring substance use and other mental disorders.
Trauma and post traumatic stress disorder are highly prevalent among people with substance use disorders. There is however, a dearth of literature as to how best to treat this comorbidity.