SMAD. Revista eletrônica saúde mental álcool e drogas
versão ISSN 1806-6976
BOTTI, Nadja Cristiane Lappann et al. Alcohol use pattern among homeless adult men in Belo Horizonte. SMAD, Rev. Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool Drog. (Ed. port.) [online]. 2010, vol.6, n.spe, pp. 536-555. ISSN 1806-6976.
This descriptive, epidemiologic study aimed at identifying the prevalence of alcohol use among the homeless population. Data collection was performed using AUDIT with 245 men living on the streets of Belo Horizonte. It was found there is a high frequency of harmful alcohol use pattern with probable dependence in mature adults and a high rate of risk pattern for those living on the streets for over 6 years and among those sleeping in public areas. This study highlights the importance of building health policies that are aimed at the homeless population.
Palavras-chave : Escales; Alcohol; Homelessness.