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
Street-level drug policing to reduce drug offences and drug-related calls for service Prevention not-drug specific communities, law enforcement Beneficial
Ecological family-based treatments to reduce adolescent substance use Treatment alcohol, cannabis families, young people Beneficial
Opioid substitution treatment (OST) to reduce HIV and risk behaviour Harm reduction opioids PWID – people who inject drugs Beneficial
Opioid substitution treatment (with methadone) in prison to reduce post-release illicit opioid use Treatment opioids prison Beneficial
Multidimensional family therapy (MDFT) vs. individual psychotherapy (IP) on retention in treatment and to reduce use Treatment cannabis families, young people Beneficial
Psychosocial interventions with substitution treatment to reduce use and mortality Treatment opioids Beneficial
Opioid substitution treatment (OST) to reduce injecting risk behaviour in prison Harm reduction opioids prison Beneficial
Buprenorphine substitution to retain patients in treatment Treatment opioids Beneficial
Opioid substitution treatment (OST) with methadone maintenance to reduce mortality Harm reduction 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

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