Druglink factsheet 1993 – User to user by Keith Bolton and Annette Walling

Street corner style outreach was inappropriate in a rural area where drug dealing and drug use take place behind closed doors in flats and houses. In response a team of volunteer outreach workers was recruited and trained, many themselves former and current drug users. Drug using volunteers incorporated outreach into their daily lives and conventional supervision proved impossible. However, research showed that the outreach service was well known and valued by injectors and had a positive influence on risky behaviours.

User to user (PDF)