Dr. Alexandra Collins: Alcohol Use Risk Environments

Collins, AlexandraPI: Dr. Alexandra Collins

Alcohol Use Risk Environments: An Ethnographic Approach to Developing Alcohol-Focused Harm Reduction Interventions for Unstably Housed Persons at Risk of HIV

Unstably housed individuals who use alcohol are at an increased risk of adverse health (e.g. HIV, depression) and social (e.g. violence, arrest) outcomes, and yet existing alcohol-related interventions do not effectively engage this population. Using community-engaged ethnography, this study will examine how social, structural, and environmental factors shape alcohol use patterns and HIV-related risks among unstably housed persons. This study aims to inform the development of targeted alcohol and HIV prevention harm reduction interventions attuned to the needs of unstably housed persons who use alcohol.


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