Linking female sex workers with substance abuse treatment.

  title={Linking female sex workers with substance abuse treatment.},
  author={Larry A. Nuttbrock and Andrew Rosenblum and Stephen Magura and Cherie L Villano and Joyce Wallace},
  journal={Journal of substance abuse treatment},
  volume={27 3},
We evaluated mobile street-based outreach as a modality for linking street-walking female sex workers with substance abuse treatment in New York City. Sex workers (N = 179) approaching an existing outreach facility were randomly assigned to receive usually provided services, or to receive an enhanced version of these services. Among the 144 women successfully followed for 6 months, 35.0% were detoxified; 43.1% of the 78 current heroin users received methadone maintenance; and 35.4% of the… CONTINUE READING

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