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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: New Goals
Summary: A harm reduction street programme in Matosinhos Council. The Mobile Unit works daily from 10h to 12h and from 17.30 to 19.30h. This project consists of two phases: the first phase refers to initial contact between the individual and the team, and the second phase involves making an assessment and general analysis on how best to support. >>
harm reduction process evaluation low threshold service, 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
Title: 7 years of the Syringe-Exchange Programme at the Pamplona Prison (Spain)
Summary: Implementation of a pilot programme in a penitentiary to reduce risks through the personalized exchange of syringes, similar to the scheme in place for the population at large. In the 7 years it has been operational, it has proven that such measures are suitable, valid and effective in prison environments. >>
harm reduction evaluation of intervention planning, outcome evaluation, impact evaluation, process evaluation needle/syringe provision adults Spain 2
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

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