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Mary lived on the street where she was abused by men and started taking drugs. She has two children, ages fourteen and four years old. She has been on drugs for 14 years and has taken methadone for three months. She found out about the clinic when the CSO SAPTA went to the slums and sensitized people about coping with drugs. She decided to seek help at the clinic because she wanted to be able to take better care of her children. Mary has been a positive example in the community. Once people in her “street cell” noticed Mary’s improvements, many drug users were motivated to seek help for themselves. As a result of the methadone clinic, Mary has seen an improvement in her health and hygiene and is now able to care for her family. She is more accepted among society and has a desire to work. She is currently looking for employment and recommends that the clinic has a program about economic empowerment and employment opportunities.