Hurricane Katrina: Mentally ill and addicts cut off from care

Schizophrenics disconnected from their doctors and heroin addicts cut off from methadone treatments are among Hurricane Katrina evacuees scattered from Houston to Chicago, mental-health officials say.

Efforts are under way to identify and assist thousands of mental-health patients and substance abusers believed to have been placed in shelters. Federal officials have distributed $600,000 in emergency grants for screenings and crisis counseling.

 


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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 18 Sep 2005
    Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.

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Grohol, J. (2005). Hurricane Katrina: Mentally ill and addicts cut off from care. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 17, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2005/09/18/hurricane-katrina-mentally-ill-and-addicts-cut-off-from-care/

 

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