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In cities and towns across Pakistan people who use drugs eke out a chaotic existence in dire poverty, homelessness and unemployment. For many, a square meal every day is a luxury. People who use drugs are a stigmatized and marginalized group, and in many countries including Pakistan they form an underclass a vast majority living on the streets. The illegality of their drug use often places them in conflict with the law. Hated by local communities, they struggle to obtain gainful employment and often resort to petty crime to survive. As a result of sharing injecting equipment, they are vulnerable to transmission of HIV and Hepatitis B & C viruses.

The reality is that poverty, drug use, and HIV require a wide range of strategic responses in our context. The continuum provides an effective framework by combining the various responses: street-based outreach programmes and drop-in centers, drug treatment, employment training and employment, HIV and AIDS.

Save and Serve Humanity, in this context, provides them with the following services through establishing community health centers at cluster and village level. Medical camps will also organize to provide immediate relief. The Community Health Centers will provide medical services.

Responding to drug treatment need

More than 90% of street based persons using drugs in Pakistan - want to STOP using drugs. A vast majority cannot afford drug treatment (detoxication) services and an even greater number nd it difcult to stay off drugs after short treatment episodes. We initiate the process of rehabilitation before detoxication, by counseling clients on post treatment options, which helps them mainstream and reintegrate. Drug treatment and rehabilitation services are provided free of cost in safe environments closely monitored by professional staff trained in medical and psycho-social aspects of substance use and misuse. The need for these services far exceeds the number of people we can serve due to limited nancial resources, and at times making difcult choices to selectively provide these services. We believe that programs that see people using drugs as a solution and not a problem will result in reduced stigma and discrimination and offer a sustainable answer to poverty, drug use, HIV and AIDS. We will organized a training session for these people for two months, During the two month, people using with drug have access to a variety of vocational skills they can learn and practice, the primary objective of providing this opportunity is to help effected people regain health, condence and bring about a positive change