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dc.contributor.advisorHoneyman, Andrewen
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Gerarden
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-17T11:27:13Z
dc.date.available2014-10-17T11:27:13Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationWalsh, G. (2008). Dual diagnosis and the homeless population of Dublin. Masters Thesis, Dublin Business School.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10788/2120
dc.description.abstractThe aims of this study are twofold, firstly the study acts as a prevalence estimate for the number of dually diagnosed homeless people, and secondly, the study aims to test the hypothesis that those homeless persons with dual diagnosis have spent a longer time homeless than those homeless who are not dually diagnosed. The concept of dual diagnosis still lacks understanding, and of what we do know for certain is that facilities to help those with dual diagnosis in Ireland are severely lacking. Given the high rates of drug use, alcohol use, and mental illness among the homeless, it is logical to presume that there exists a large proportion of dually diagnosed individuals who are homeless and experience great difficulty in breaking away from homelessness. This study uses a sample of 24 homeless individuals, 17 male and 7 females. The descriptive statistics herein show that there is a large number of dually diagnosed homeless persons, but however, these individuals do not spend a significantly longer time homeless than non dually diagnosed homeless person. This study hopes to lead to further research that can have a great impact on the policies regarding preventing and abolishing homeless.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDublin Business Schoolen
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dc.subjectSubstance abuseen
dc.subjectSocial problemsen
dc.titleDual diagnosis and the homeless population of Dublinen
dc.typeThesisen
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dc.type.degreenameMA in Addiction Studiesen
dc.type.degreelevelMAen


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