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Závislosť ako špecifická stratégia prežitia bezdomovcov
Dependency as a Specific Strategy of Homelessness Survival

Author(s): Tomáš Habánik
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Applied Sociology
Published by: VERBUM - vydavateľstvo Katolíckej univerzity v Ružomberku
Keywords: Homelessness; Dependency; Drugs; Social services;

Summary/Abstract: At present, homelessness is a contemporary and ongoing social pheno-menon. In this context, it is in many cases often accompanied by alcohol and/or drug dependence or a combination of addictions with other mental illnesses. Nevertheless, it can be perceived by the homeless themselves as a certain strategy for surviving on the streets. This paper analyzes the presence and extent of dependence among homeless people using existing low-threshold social services in the city of Trenčín, Slovakia.

  • Issue Year: XIX/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 52-60
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Slovak