Published Research: Challenges and Prescriptions for Homeless Drug Users’ Social Reintegration

As part of the project Strengthening Social Support for Homeless Drug Users in Iran”, a collaborative research in Iran was conducted and Sage Journals published its results. The study is titled: Challenges and Prescriptions for Homeless Drug Users’ Social Reintegration; An Experience of Partnerships Between Iran and Europe NGOs.

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The research addressed challenges and prescriptions for the reintegration of homeless people who use drugs. Data were collected through conducting semi-structured interviews. Twenty-nine participants were recruited. The primary codes were extracted and divided into two main categories of challenges and prescriptions; the former included becoming homeless after long-term recovery, workplace stigma, service users’ different cultural backgrounds, dismissing the 12-Step Program, message fatigue, negative effect of relapse on groups and cyberspace overuse; and the latter included connection by hook or by crook, abstinence-harm reduction orientation, organizational service collection, pushing boundaries of interventions, and expanding services umbrella.

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