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Challenges in Recruiting and Training Drug Treatment Patients as Peer Outreach Workers: A Perspective From the Field

Colón, Rosa M ; Deren, Sherry ; Guarino, Honoria ; Mino, Milton ; Kang, Sung-Yeon

Substance Use & Misuse, 01 July 2010, Vol.45(12), pp.1892-1908 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Challenges in Recruiting and Training Drug Treatment Patients as Peer Outreach Workers: A Perspective From the Field
  • Author/Creator: Colón, Rosa M ; Deren, Sherry ; Guarino, Honoria ; Mino, Milton ; Kang, Sung-Yeon
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: Peer Outreach Workers ; HIV Prevention ; Drug Treatment Patients ; Cultural Mediators
  • Is Part Of: Substance Use & Misuse, 01 July 2010, Vol.45(12), pp.1892-1908
  • Description: Hispanic patients were recruited from methadone maintenance treatment programs in 2005-2008 to be trained as peer outreach workers, targeting migrant drug users from Puerto Rico. Goals of the outreach focused on reducing HIV-related risk behaviors. A total of 80 peers were recruited from 4...
  • Identifier: ISSN: 1082-6084 ; E-ISSN: 1532-2491 ; DOI: 10.3109/10826081003684863