Homeless youth who use illicit drugs are more likely to begin injecting - Homeless Hub Research Summary Series

Homelessness can increase the risk of injection drug use amongst youth. This means that interventions that address housing may also reduce high-risk drug use behaviours. Programs that address risks associated with drug use are also necessary in order to limit exposure and likelihood of injection drug use and other high-risk behaviours.

Homelessness Independently Predicts Injection Drug Use Initiation Among Street-Involved Youth in a Canadian Setting was published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, 52(4): 499-501, 2013

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The Homeless Hub
Toronto, ON, Canada