Druglink article 1995 – Drug user lifestyles and peer education by Robert Power, Steve Jones, Gerry Kearns, Jenni Ward

Research among heroin, cocaine and amphetamine users in three areas showed how peer education and outreach can build on informal risk-reduction strategies. Only by understanding these can services dovetail with drug scenes and with the lifestyles of those they target. Locally targeted interventions based on action research are essential, but regional consortia of agencies should develop strategies and guidelines to help ensure that these reflect best practice and research evidence.

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