The Impact of 9/11 and its Aftermath on Substance Use and Psychological Functioning: An Overview

Citation data:

Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol: 30, Issue: 4, Page: 1455

Publication Year:
Usage 293
Downloads 271
Abstract Views 22
Repository URL:
Johnson, Patrick B.; Richter, Linda
FLASH: The Fordham Law Archive of Scholarship and History
9/11; substance use; mental health; psychological functioning; rehabilitation; Health Law and Policy; Law
article description
This Essay provides a brief summary and evaluation of findings on the mental health and substance abuse consequences of the events of 9/11 throughout the nation and in United States' cities. It also presents new data obtained from clients who entered substance abuse treatment in New York and other cities either before 9/11 or during a six-month period following the events. This Essay discusses how best to interpret these varying research findings. It concludes that crisis produces many responses and most people just coped with 9/11 in their individual ways.