Community Health Promotion Project
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The paper argues that improvement in the current spending on substance abuse nationally can only be changed if communities begin to change. The paper describes how addressing the causes of substance abuse in communities and bringing about change in policies in how substance abuse was treated is a grassroots initiative that is founded in raising awareness, educating children and parents, strengthening family ties, producing alternative activities, building self-esteem and self-confidence and empowering communities to say no and generating outreach environmental/community policies ("26 Substance Abuse", n.d.).
From the Paper:"Homelessness and substance abuse goes hand-in-hand. Substance abuse is a consequence and a precipitating factor of homelessness. Twenty to thirty-five percent of homeless people have substance abuse issues. Ten to twenty percent of homeless people have an additional issue of mental illness. In the United States less than 25% of people presenting substance abuse issues actually receive treatment. There are to barriers that block substance abusers from getting the help they need--structural and interpersonal barriers. Homelessness exacerbates the lack of treatment received for substance abuse issues. Homeless people have a greater need..."
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