(New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services). In addition, researchers Antonio Jimenez, Wendell Johnson, and Afsaneh Rahimian, together with outreach workers Hermando Lira, Ed Mulligan, and Larry Smith, are some of the many intervention staff at field stations in Chicago, Illinois, who provided the panel with invaluable insight into working with drug users and abusers on the street.

The panel and staff would like to acknowledge project staff of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the project's sponsoring agency, for their assistance in making our work run smoothly. Our project officers were especially helpful: Peter Hartsock provided guidance and technical support throughout the project; Sander Genser offered guidance, particularly in the early stages of the panel's deliberations; Richard Needle served as a project officer as well; and Carol Cushing provided advice and assisted in the administration of the contract. T. Stephen Jones, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, assisted the panel through briefings and providing data during the course of the study. Ripley Forbes, of the House Subcommittee on Health and Environment, briefed the panel in the early stages of its deliberations and helped members focus on the task at hand from the legislative perspective.

The panel extends its sincere thanks and appreciation to all those who have assisted us in our work.

Lincoln E. Moses, Chair

Jacques Normand, Study Director

David Vlahov, Member

Panel on Needle Exchange and Bleach Distribution Programs

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