Best practice portal – evidence database

This database gives you access to the latest evidence on drug-related interventions. The information is based on systematic searches is updated regularly. To get started use the search boxes below. Click here for more information about the Evidence database (including methods).

List of Evidence Summaries
Title Area Substance Target group(s) or setting(s) Evidence rating
Multicomponent programme based on community mobilisation to reduce crimes and irresponsible use of alcohol in recreational premises Prevention alcohol communities, partygoers/nightlife Beneficial
Substitution agonist treatments for opiate dependent pregnant women for treatment and obstetrical outcomes Treatment opioids women Beneficial
Buprenorphine vs methadone for opioid assisted withdrawal Treatment opioids Beneficial
Life skill and social influence–based interventions for alcohol use Prevention alcohol school Beneficial
Opioid substitution treatment (OST) to reduce injecting risk behaviour in prison Harm reduction opioids prison Beneficial
Intensive family-based programmes to prevent smoking Prevention tobacco families Beneficial
Pharmacy access to syringes to reduce injecting risk behaviour Harm reduction amphetamines, opioids PWID – people who inject drugs Beneficial
Opioid substitution treatment (with methadone) in prison to reduce post-release injection drug use Treatment opioids prison Beneficial
Psychosocial interventions vs treatment as usual to reduce criminal activity (re-incarceration) in female drug-using offenders Treatment not-drug specific women, prison Beneficial
Comprehensive community-based programmes targeting high-risk youth Prevention alcohol, not-drug specific, cannabis, tobacco communities, school, young people Beneficial

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