The New Jersey State Department of Health developed a program to test the following hypotheses: (1) numerous heroin addicts will respond to free detoxification treatment offered through a coupon program, (2) a substantial number of these patients will continue in treatment beyond the free detoxification attempt, and (3) participation in an AIDS education session can increase the knowledge level of intravenous drug abusers regarding this disease. Eighty-four percent of the 970 distributed coupons were redeemed for detoxification treatment. Twenty-eight percent of the program participants continued in treatment after the free detoxification period, and the AIDS information session significantly increased the knowledge of participating addicts.
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- Health(social science)
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Psychiatry and Mental health
- Medicine (miscellaneous)