Barriers to the implementation of a program for inner-city, homeless substance abusers on general assistance: Newark

John Earl Franklin, Jacob Jay Lindenthal, Meryl Sufian

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Abstract

The article describes Ihe implementation of a comprehensive rehabilitation program for homeless substance abusers within an inner-city setting. The program was a joint effort between a university research team and the general welfare department of the City of Newark, NJ. A description of the program is followed by a discussion of the political, economic, philosophical and bureaucratic barriers towards implementation of the project. Strengths and weaknesses of multiple agency efforts to rehabilitate homeless substance abusers are discussed. Complex systems issues that may be generalizable to other similar settings are highlighted. Conclusions and recommendations for implementation of future projects are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-76
Number of pages12
JournalAlcoholism Treatment Quarterly
Volume10
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 8 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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