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Journal Article

Conflicts and Trade‐Offs due to Alcohol and Drugs: Clients’ Accounts of Leaving Welfare

Nina Mulia and Laura A. Schmidt
Social Service Review
Vol. 77, No. 4 (December 2003), pp. 499-522
DOI: 10.1086/378326
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/378326
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Abstract

In this article, we explore how alcohol and drugs enter into the lives of welfare clients, affecting the ways by which they leave welfare. Our analysis draws on clients’ narrative accounts of circumstances surrounding their welfare exits. We find that substance abuse by clients or by those close to them can interfere with individual functioning and shape clients’ interactions with social networks and public agencies. This, in turn, may result in conflicts and trade‐offs that bear directly on welfare eligibility. Our findings suggest the need for welfare approaches that address the complexity of substance abuse problems.

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