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Description/Abstract

This research examines the amount of money homeless veterans spend on alcohol and drugs, as well as the association between public support income, i.e. VA disability compensation, and expenditures on alcohol and drugs. Though no association was found between VA disability compensation and substance use, this study does underscore the importance of policy establishing substance abuse treatment for homeless veterans. Future studies on this topic should include more female veterans.

Original Citation

Tsai, J., & Rosenheck, R. A. (2015). VA disability compensation and money spent on substance use among homeless veterans: A controversial association. Psychiatric Services, 66(6), 641–644. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201400245

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology | Substance Abuse and Addiction

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Homelessness, Veterans, Substance abuse, Research brief

Subject

Homelessness; Homeless veterans; Veterans; Substance abuse

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Fall 11-22-2017

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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