SAMHSA, with our partner agencies and grantees recognize the relationship between homelessness, mental health and substance use disorders is complex, multi-dimensional, and reciprocal. To effectively break this cyclical relationship, it is essential to understand that treatment for substance use disorders is effective and recovery is possible. With the help of evidence-based behavioral, clinical, medication-assisted treatment regiments, and recovery support services, individuals can enjoy independent and productive lives in the community. This video will discuss successful programs that allow people with co-occurring disorders maintain productive lives in their communities and provides valuable information for providing clients with the appropriate housing approach that addresses their specific issues.
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