GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Drug Use And Homelessness Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"Approximately 38% of homeless people were dependent on alcohol and 26% abused other drugs."

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"Homeless individuals are 3-6 times more likely to experience substance use disorder."

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"An estimated 25% of homeless people in the U.S. suffer from some form of severe mental illness, including substance abuse."

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"Nearly half of the homeless population aged 18 and older in America has a chronic substance use disorder."

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"Drug overdose is among the top two causes of death among individuals experiencing homelessness."

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"1 in 5 homeless individuals have a concurrent substance use disorder."

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"Young people who are homeless have a higher likelihood of drug use, at a rate of nearly 50%."

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"80% of homeless youth aged 12-21 use drugs or alcohol to self-medicate for their mental health issues."

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"58% of individuals experiencing homelessness in San Francisco reported chronic substance use."

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"Over 90% of homeless women have experienced physical or sexual abuse, and many cope via substance abuse."

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"Alcohol-related disorders are the main cause of death among homeless adults."

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"62% of homeless adults in America have a history of substance abuse."

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"Over 70% of homeless veterans suffer from substance abuse, often combined with mental illness."

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"High rates of death related to drug use are a major concern among the homeless populations, ranging from 30-70%."

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"Roughly 10.2 million adults in America have both mental health and addiction disorders, many of whom are homeless."

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"In the United Kingdom, 27% of the homeless population reported problematic drug use."

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"Around 23% of Australia’s homeless population reported using illicit drugs, compared to 16.7% of the general population."

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"87% of families experiencing homelessness report at least one adult member with a substance use disorder."

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"On any given night, more than 550,000 people are homeless in the United States, many experiencing substance abuse issues."

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"Among homeless individuals receiving addiction treatment, methamphetamine is the most commonly reported drug of use at 30.1%."

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