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1. Citation: Marshall, Z., Dechman, M. K., Minichiello, A., Alcock, L., & Harris, G. E. (2015). Peering into the literature: A systematic review of the roles of people who inject drugs in harm reduction initiatives. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 151, 1-14. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.03.002
Keywords: HIV; Harm reduction; Injection drug use; Participation; Peer worker; Systematic review
Abstract: Reviews the peer reviewed 127 papers) and grey (39) literature on the role people who inject drugs can play in the development of harm reduction initiatives as peer workers, peer helpers, or natural helpers. Concludes that research on harm reduction programs that involve people with lived experience can help understand these approaches and demonstrate their value. Claims that the current evidence provides good descriptive content but that the field lacks consensus on approaches to documenting the ways peers contribute to harm reduction initiatives.
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