Housing First interventions for comorbid substance use disorders — evidence summary

Summary of the evidence

Unknown effectiveness

According to a study (Urbanoski et al 2017, 1 RCT, n= 2154), substance use did not modify the effect of Housing First programms for homeless people with mental illness (OR=-1.17, 95% CI -0.77 to 1.76). 


Note: this evidence summary is only valid for the outcomes, target groups, settings and substances/patterns of use described below.

Name of response option:
Housing First programme
Desired outcome(s):
improve housing conditions
Social reintegration
Specific substance or pattern of use:

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