It would be irresponsible for an author to write a book and not acknowledge the countless number of people who played a role in bringing the project to fruition. At Boston University School of Social Work several individuals stand out for acknowledgment. Ben Cook, research assistant, Suzanne Logan, administrative assistant, and Dean Wilma Peebles Wilkins. Dean Wilkins's support throughout the project facilitated my completing this book in a timely manner! Special thanks go to Paul Vozzo, research assistant. Paul was involved through all phases of the book starting with the prospectus and ending with the name index. He solved problems and supported me during the difficult times associated with writing a book on this subject.
In the field, a number of people provided assistance in the form of getting program literature and being willing to be interviewed. These individuals are, in alphabetical order, Karen Chapple, Nusrat Choudhury, Linda Maxwell, Jose Quintanar, Fred Smith, Dr. Earl Strimple, Steve Stuerer, Dr. Alice Tracy, Susan Warner, and Vicki Zubovic.
This project was partly supported by a National Institute on Drug Abuse grant (5 R24 DA 12203). The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or official policy of the National Institute on Drug Abuse or any part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.