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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: 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: 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: 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: Peer to Peer(P2P)project
Summary: Drug Agency led training programme which aims to inform drug users of safer practice, increase awareness of harm reduction and challenge misinformation. Participants are encouraged to pass on this knowledge to their (drug using) peers. >>
harm reduction outcome evaluation low threshold service, needle/syringe provision 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: 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: 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

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