Former HUD Secretary Says Homelessness Is on the Rise Due to Drug Abuse and Mental Health Issues

Former HUD Secretary Says Homelessness Is on the Rise Due to Drug Abuse and Mental Health Issues

Dr. Ben Carson, who served in the Trump administration as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, told Newsmax on Wednesday that homelessness is on the rise in the U.S. because of drug “addictions or mental illness.”

Carson Blames Homelessness on Drug Addiction and Mental Illness

In an interview with Newsmax, Dr. Ben Carson, the former secretary of Housing and Urban Development, said that homelessness is on the rise in the United States because of drug addiction and mental illness.

Former HUD Secretary Says Homelessness Is on the Rise Due to Drug Abuse and Mental Health Issues

Carson said that these issues are “major contributors” to homelessness and that the government needs to do more to address them.

Carson: Drug Addiction and Mental Illness Are Major Contributors to Homelessness in the U.S.

Carson’s comments are consistent with a growing body of research that shows that drug addiction and mental illness are major factors contributing to homelessness.

Homelessness on the Rise Because of Drug Addiction and Mental Illness, Carson Says

According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, nearly half of all homeless adults have a mental health condition, and one in four have a substance use disorder.

Carson Links Drug Addiction and Mental Illness to Homelessness

Carson’s comments have been met with mixed reactions. Some people have praised him for speaking out about these issues, while others have criticized him for blaming homelessness on individuals rather than on systemic factors.

Conclusion

Dr. Ben Carson’s comments about the link between drug addiction, mental illness, and homelessness highlight the complex nature of this issue.

There is no single solution to homelessness, and it is important to address the root causes of the problem, such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, and access to mental health and addiction treatment services.

Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn

Read Related News On TDPel Media

Advertisement
Advertisement: Download Vital Signs App (VS App)