Making the Connection: Homelessness and the Opioid Crisis
Opioid use disorders (OUD) are particularly hard on homeless populations, where the prevalence of mental health conditions and substance misuse is high, and health care access is often limited. This webinar examines how resources for opioid abuse can be leveraged for people experiencing homelessness. Presenters discuss what is happening around the country to address the crisis, highlighting a successful housing program for people with OUD. There is also a discussion about advocacy and how service providers can connect with state agencies to elevate homelessness to the forefront of the opioid crisis.