The substance abusing client is at high-risk for contracting HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s). Through risky sexual behaviors and needle use and sharing, their drug dependence becomes a primary route to acquiring HIV and other STI’s.
The Early Intervention Program provides a team of trained professionals to deliver accurate and up-to-date information on STI’s to the substance abusing population in a candid and enlightening format. Through appropriate and creative educational sessions, which are often humorous in nature, people are relaxed and ready to learn information about a historically taboo subject. The program works to break-down social norm barriers and stereotypes concerning HIV/STI’s and promotes safe sex practices, risk reduction and HIV/STI/Hepatitis C testing for clients.