Among the homeless, heroin is mostly used by women

by Ivano Abbadessa - 2015.08.05
Among the homeless, heroin is mostly used by women
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Contrary to what one would think, the percentage of homeless women who use hard drugs is greater than that of homeless males. Research conducted in England has revealed that as many as 33% of homeless females have used heroin in the last month, compared with 28% of men. A similar trend was recorded with regard to the use of other illegal drugs such as cocaine or crack. English Homeless Link, which represents organizations that work directly with homeless subjects in the UK conducted the survey on a sample of more than 3,000 people living on the streets.

Published in Homelessness.
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