Peering into the literature: A systematic review of the roles of people who inject drugs in harm reduction initiatives.

@article{Marshall2015PeeringIT,
  title={Peering into the literature: A systematic review of the roles of people who inject drugs in harm reduction initiatives.},
  author={Zack Marshall and Margaret Kathleen Dechman and Alexa Minichiello and Lindsay Alcock and Gregory E Harris},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2015},
  volume={151},
  pages={1-14}
}
BACKGROUND People who inject drugs have been central to the development of harm reduction initiatives. Referred to as peer workers, peer helpers, or natural helpers, people with lived experience of drug use leverage their personal knowledge and skills to deliver harm reduction services. Addressing a gap in the literature, this systematic review focuses on the roles of people who inject drugs in harm reduction initiatives, how programs are organized, and obstacles and facilitators to engaging… CONTINUE READING
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