Drug treatment is disease prevention. Drug treatment reduces likelihood of HIV infection by 6 fold in injecting drug users. Drug treatment presents opportunities for screening, counseling, and referral

  • Treatment is less expensive than not treating or incarceration
  • Every Ksh 100 invested in treatment yields up to Ksh 700 in reduced crime-related costs
  • Savings can exceed costs by 12:1 when health care costs are included
  • Reduced interpersonal conflicts
  • Improved workplace productivity
  • Fewer drug-related accidents