Food insecurity among drug addicts in israel: Implications for social work practice

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Abstract

The intent of this article is to introduce the problem of food insecurity and hunger as a concern for social workers addressing drug addiction and the needs of addicts in Israel. This article discusses the results of a study comparing the food insecurity problem among addicts and non-drug addicts. Specifically, the objectives of this study were: (1) to conduct an analysis of the level of food insecurity in Israel; (2) to examine which individual characteristics are related to food insecurity among addicts and non-addicts; and (3) to better understand how food insecurity can be addressed in the context of social work treatment for addicts. Policy and practice recommendations are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-32
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 14 Sep 2005

Keywords

  • Addiction
  • Drug addicts
  • Food insecurity
  • Food programs
  • Hunger
  • Social work

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Rehabilitation

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