Public Health Out Loud

The Impact of Unstable Housing on a Recovery Journey

July 02, 2021 Season 1 Episode 39
Public Health Out Loud
The Impact of Unstable Housing on a Recovery Journey
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Public Health Out Loud
The Impact of Unstable Housing on a Recovery Journey
Jul 02, 2021 Season 1 Episode 39

Maintaining consistent access to shelter and services can be difficult for people who use drugs, due to factors like housing policies and availability of shelter beds. But safe, reliable housing is also a critical part of a recovery journey. How can public health agencies put an end to this vicious cycle? That’s the topic up for discussion in this week’s episode of Public Health Out Loud.

Guest expert Dr. Alexandra Collins, a medical social scientist and ethnographer from the Brown University School of Public Health, will talk about the relationship between housing, substance use, and treatment and recovery services. Dr. Collins will also discuss her years of ethnographic research, including findings from her observations of and interviews with people who use drugs.

What are some harm reduction strategies that can be integrated into housing policies? What are major barriers to recovery for people experiencing homelessness? How has fentanyl affected the overdose crisis in Rhode Island? Listen to this week’s episode to learn more.

Show Notes

Maintaining consistent access to shelter and services can be difficult for people who use drugs, due to factors like housing policies and availability of shelter beds. But safe, reliable housing is also a critical part of a recovery journey. How can public health agencies put an end to this vicious cycle? That’s the topic up for discussion in this week’s episode of Public Health Out Loud.

Guest expert Dr. Alexandra Collins, a medical social scientist and ethnographer from the Brown University School of Public Health, will talk about the relationship between housing, substance use, and treatment and recovery services. Dr. Collins will also discuss her years of ethnographic research, including findings from her observations of and interviews with people who use drugs.

What are some harm reduction strategies that can be integrated into housing policies? What are major barriers to recovery for people experiencing homelessness? How has fentanyl affected the overdose crisis in Rhode Island? Listen to this week’s episode to learn more.