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Feasibility of a Managed Alcohol Program (MAP) for Sydney’s homeless

Alcohol dependence affects almost half of Sydney’s homeless adult population. This study looks at the feasibility of a Managed Alcohol Program (MAP) in an Australian context, through a review of the literature, survey of potential MAP users, and estimates of the costs and savings involved in delivering a pilot MAP in Sydney.


Radical alcohol program offers hope to Sydney’s homeless

A radical research proposal from health professionals offers hope to Sydney’s homeless people battling severe alcohol dependence. If embraced, the Managed Alcohol Program (MAP) would herald a policy shift that better meets their housing, social and welfare needs, and in turn, saves New South Wales almost half a million dollars per year.

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