GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Substance Abuse And Homelessness Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"Nearly 50% of homeless people are reported to have a problem with substance abuse."

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"Substance abuse is both a cause and a result of homelessness, according to 75% of respondents in a 2005 survey."

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"About 25% of the US homeless population suffers from severe mental illness, and substance abuse is common among this group."

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"In a study of 777 homeless people, 53% used illegal drugs."

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"In Australia, 44% of individuals who were homeless in the last 12 months used illegal drugs, compared to 16% of the general population."

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"A study in Boston found that 65% of a sample of 600 single homeless adults with serious mental illness had a concurrent substance use disorder."

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"In 2020, SAN Francisco’s “point-in-time count” found 67% of individuals suffering from homelessness reported drug or alcohol abuse."

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"One study in the US found that nearly 60% of homeless women reported that drug or alcohol abuse was a major reason for their homelessness."

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"Substance use disorders are over represented among the street homeless population, by approximately 47%-72%."

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"In Canada, 45% of homeless youth said that they had used drugs more frequently since becoming homeless."

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"In the US, around 58% of data-collecting shelters reported that substance abuse was the largest problem faced by clients."

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"It is estimated that 33% of homeless individuals battling substance abuse have sleep disorders."

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"In a study conducted in the UK, 70% of homeless individuals cited drug or alcohol use as a reason for their homelessness."

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"Approximately 25% of reported homeless veterans cited substance abuse as the primary cause of their homelessness."

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"Among those who are homeless, 69% had a primary substance use disorder and/or severe mental illness."

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"75% of homeless or at-risk homeless individuals have a substance use problem in Ireland."

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"In Sweden, among the severely mentally ill who are homeless, about 45% also have a substance abuse problem."

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