Persistence of low drug treatment coverage for injection drug users in large US metropolitan areas

@inproceedings{Tempalski2010PersistenceOL,
  title={Persistence of low drug treatment coverage for injection drug users in large US metropolitan areas},
  author={Barbara Tempalski and Charles M Cleland and Enrique Rodriguez Pouget and Sudip Chatterjee and Samuel R Friedman},
  booktitle={Substance abuse treatment, prevention, and policy},
  year={2010}
}
OBJECTIVES Injection drug users (IDUs) are at high risk for HIV, hepatitis, overdose and other harms. Greater drug treatment availability has been shown to reduce these harms among IDUs. Yet, little is known about changes in drug treatment availability for IDUs in the U.S. This paper investigates change in drug treatment coverage for IDUs in 90 metropolitan… CONTINUE READING