Note: This page focuses on the EMCDDA's activities in the area of prison and is aimed at partners and speciliasts in the field. For more general information, about drug use and prison, including links to publications, statistics, and other outputs, please see the Prisons and drugs topics page.
The EMCDDA has been working on the topic of Drug and Prison since 2002. Several reports have been published on the situation of drug use, related problems and interventions in Europe and on methodological aspect of data collection in prison. The main findings of the past work have shown the need to improve the quality and harmonisation of data on drugs and prison in the European countries. Also the European Commission has defined the need to endorse and implement a set of indicators to monitor drug use, drug-related health problems and drug services delivery in the European Action Plan 2009-2012. According to the Plan the EMCDDA should support the commission in the definition of a methodological framework for drug and prison monitoring.