TITLE

Welfare Reform and Substance Abuse Treatment for Welfare Recipients

AUTHOR(S)
Morgenstern, Jon; Blanchard, Kimberly A.
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
Alcohol Research & Health;2006, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p63
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the changes that happened when the 1996 welfare reform law in the U.S. replaced the existing entitlement to cash welfare. The changes include compulsory time limits on benefits and work requirements for all recipients including substance abusers. It has important implications for the substance abuse services organizations and well-being of the disadvantaged children whose parents are substance abusers. It tackles the commonness of substance use and substance use disorder among the recipients, barriers to employability, screening and identifying the substance use problems and services to attain self-suffiency.
ACCESSION #
20633373

 

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