Substance Misuse and Homelessness: Health and Care Responses

The programme covered various aspects of care for people with substance misuse and homelessness, including:

  • reducing alcohol and drugs harm
  • preventing drug deaths
  • novel psychoactive substances
  • mental health and addiction
  • treating related long term conditions.


Can addiction cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?
Victoria Abadi, Coordinator of Family and Addiction Service/Addiction Specialist private practitioner

The role of the Alcohol Outreach Nurse and its challenges.
Diane Sedman, Alcohol Outreach Nurse, Brownlow Heath Medical Centre, Liverpool

Findings from the evaluation of Liverpool’s “wet” centre for street drinkers.
Mark Whitfield, Intelligence and Surveillance Manager, Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University
Gordon Hay, Reader in Social Epidemiology, Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University

Helping vulnerable substance users during pregnancy and beyond.
Rachel Towell, Senior Midwife, Drug and Alcohol, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Physical health, long term conditions and substance use.
Wayne Henderson, Substance Misuse Nurse Specialist/Director of Specialist Services, Inclusion Healthcare

Nursing for homeless users of novel psychoactive substances.
Mark Holmes, Lead Clinician, Alcohol Related Long Term Condition Team, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


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