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Project description Intervention type Evaluation type Setting Target group Country Quality level
Title: Local Point of Reception and Information for Party Drug Users
Summary: The local point of reception, information and referral for party drug users aims to reduce the risks related to drug-use in this public. It aims to improve users' knowledge and tries to induce behaviour's changes on the related risks, by providing information on the content of the products and the risks related to that products. >>
harm reduction evaluation of intervention planning, process evaluation low threshold service adults Belgium 1
Title: Take Home Naloxone (THN)
Summary: The Take Home Naloxone (THN) project provides training to opiate users and their carers on the administration of naloxone and first-aid in an overdose event. THN kits are issued to opiate users on completion of the training. >>
harm reduction outcome evaluation, process evaluation low threshold service, needle/syringe provision, outreach/drug scene United Kingdom 2
Title: National Take-Home Naloxone (THN) Programme Scotland
Summary: In the decade 2002-2012 the number of drug-related deaths (DRDs) registered in Scotland increased and the rate of DRDs is higher than those seen in other parts of the UK. The majority of these deaths are due to fatal accidental opioid ovedoses. Naloxone is a “competitive opioid antagonist”, which can temporarily relieve dangerous symptoms caused by high levels of opioids in the blood by temporarily removing them from receptors in the brain. In the event of an overdose this provides valuable extra time for emergency services to arrive and deliver treatment. The aim of the National Take Home Naloxone (THN) Programme is to contribute to a reduction in DRDs in Scotland through the provision of THN kits and specialist training to opioid users, their friends, family, carers, partners and other people they associate with and who are likely to be in the vicinity if an overdose occurs. Kits are distributed in community health settings and in prisons at the point of liberation. >>
harm reduction outcome evaluation, impact evaluation low threshold service, outreach/drug scene Scotland, United Kingdom 2
Title: CONTACT: Liaison Service For Hospitals
Summary: Established in Vienna in 1995, the service offers a starting point for many of the drug users in hospital due to an overdose. The service aims to stabilise and improve the health of drug addicts. >>
harm reduction process evaluation adults, children/young people Austria 1
Title: 'Drugs, risk less (DR-)'. (Update of: 'Development and distribution of harm reduction information and brochures').
Summary: This project (re-named 'Drugs, risk less/DR-') aims to sensitise drug users to the risks related to the use of psychotropic products and to inform them on the means to reduce these. It follows a logic of promotion of health, aiming to promote responsibility among the users. It concretely aims: to improve the knowledge of the users on (licit or illicit) drug consumption and how to reduce risks in case of consumption; to promote individual and social skills development among the users by offering them the opportunity to reflect on their consumption, to make choices in respect of their health and to keep control of their consumption; to improve the knowledge of the consumers on the professional relays and aid, information and screening structures, especially at a local level; to sensitise young consumers in leisure or recreational settings; and to promote participation of drug users in the project (peer-to-peer action). >>
harm reduction process evaluation children/young people Belgium 1
Title: Safe City
Summary: The purpose of Safe City is to reduce risk behaviours and practices associated with drug use among the homeless in Lisbon through an outreach programme of activities. >>
harm reduction process evaluation needle/syringe provision adults Portugal 1
Title: In Loco
Summary: A street team project working with problem drug users in the municipality of Santa Maria da Feira. Using a harm reduction approach, the aim is to make contact, offering support, syringe exchange, access to health services and treatment. >>
harm reduction process evaluation needle/syringe provision adults Portugal 1
Title: Reunion
Summary: The project is carried out in several socioeconomically degraded neighbourhoods in the district of Setúbal. Based on the concept of harm reduction information, support and counselling are provided on location; e.g. syringe exchange and distribution of prevention kits; general health care and clothes; referral to health centres and more. >>
harm reduction process evaluation low threshold service, needle/syringe provision adults Portugal 1
Title: Solutions Outreach II
Summary: A street work programme based in cascais (near Lisbon) which provides support to drug users and aims to reduce the risk of infection by exchanging syringes and distributing aseptic material; and to minimize the damages of drug abuse by offering therapeutic support, psychological follow up and guidance to health and treatment units, first aid assistance, and screening for infectious diseases. >>
harm reduction process evaluation needle/syringe provision adults Portugal 1
Title: Snowball Peers HIV, Hepatitis and Overdose Prevention Operations
Summary: The 'Snowball' operations are prevention operations of AIDS, hepatitis and risks related to drug consumption such as overdose, led by peers. They originally essentially targeted injecting drug users (IDUs). It then broadened to other routes of consumption, and in general, to a public who have very few contacts with traditional prevention and care structures, because they are very fragile. The drug users (DUs) are recruited (group of 10). They follow at least six sessions of training with a duration of approximately two hours each. Then, provided with a questionnaire, with information brochures and with harm reduction material ('sniff kit', sterile syringes), each trained 'jobiste' (voluntary worker) is instructed to make contact with approximately 10 IDUs and to recruit among them new workers for another operation. This fieldwork phase lasts about 15 days. Thereafter, the jobistes come back for a collective and individual evaluation session. About 500 jobistes a year are hired in Belgium. The project was also launched in prison since 2002. Previously, thanks to European funds, the snowball operations had been spread to Portugal, Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Spain and Finland. These funds no longer exist. The snowball operations continue in Spain, but no information was available on the other countries. >>
harm reduction process evaluation low threshold service, outreach/drug scene adults Belgium 2

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