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Archival Content: 1999-2005

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Helping Drug Users Get Into and Stay In Substance Abuse Treatment

Drug use is often a hidden activity, making drug users and their partners difficult to reach through traditional channels. Because outreach workers know the environments and subcultures within their local neighborhoods, they can develop relationships of trust with community residents. As a result, they can be effective agents of change. One of their most important tasks is to encourage drug users to get into and stay in substance abuse treatment.

Why Is Substance Abuse Treatment Important in HIV Prevention?

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