Implementation science in practice takes an evidence-based intervention into usual care settings to determine if it is acceptable and able to be adopted by clinics with fidelity and sustained over time. This study implemented the WHC in four rehab and four City Health clinics. Surveys and focus groups were conducted to collect data over 3 years in each clinic. Patient outcomes focused on alcohol use disorder (AUD) risk and antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence at baseline and 6-month follow-up with 480 women living with HIV and who use alcohol and other drugs, with an average follow-uprate of 95%. A longer follow-up was also conducted on sustainability.
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