Physiological needs are the basic needs of survival. This includes food, water, shelter, air, and sleep. These are the needs that come first. If your physiological needs aren’t being met, then you most likely will not care to meet the rest of your needs, and who could blame you?
Having a safe place to live and rest your head at night is very important. Addiction eventually can take the place where you live away from you. As addiction progresses and gets worse, many find themselves homeless.
For example, your family may get tired and kick you out of their home because you will not stop using drugs and alcohol.
If you live alone, you may end up spending your rent money so that you are able to get high. In both cases, you could find yourself homeless. The good thing about entering drug and alcohol treatment is that this level is immediately met, so that you can start to recover and restore your other levels.
Many who are in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction never imagined that their drug and alcohol addiction would take them by the hand and lead them on a path to homelessness, but it does frequently happen.