Study highlights promising pharmaceutical intervention for alcohol-dependent tenants at DESC

DESC worked with researchers from the University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center to pilot the addition of a pharmaceutical intervention to assist alcohol-dependent housing tenants with improvements in their alcohol outcomes. A small study documented a strong desire by tenants to try the intervention, and subsequent improvements in alcohol use outcomes for those who participated. The pilot study led to funding for a larger study currently underway. See:

Extended-release Naltrexone and Harm Reduction Counseling for Chronically Homeless People with Alcohol Dependence – Substance Abuse (Published online: April 29, 2014)