Research shows intentional drug overdose is most common reason homeless people present at hospitals

New research indicates that intentional drug overdose is the most common method used in a large number of “concerning” presentations at hospitals involving people who are homeless.

A conference heard that street drugs are three times more common in intentional drug overdose scenarios involving homeless people than compared to those in a fixed residence.

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Source:, September 2019. Accessed on 3rd October 2019