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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: Drug System Change Pilot Scheme (DSCPs)
Summary: The Drug System Change Pilots (DSCPs) aimed to explore new approaches to drug treatment and the broader social support needs of drug users in the community, in prison and drug-using offenders leaving prison. The pilots explored whether allowing greater freedom and flexibility at a local level would encourage partnership working and the innovative use of local resources to meet the needs of drug users and their communities. After a competitive procurement process, seven areas were selected to carry out the DSCPs with each pilot adopting different aims and approaches to system change. Pilot areas were granted funding flexibilities to explore innovative new approaches. Three broad approaches to changing system structures were taken by the pilots: single provider systems, consortium based systems and improving partnership arrangements. Four broad approaches to tackling continuity of care were adopted: integrated community criminal justice system and prison drug treatment teams, an independent case manager approach, embedding CJS teams within community drug treatment services and linking roles. To create a more personalised treatment system, either a self-directed support approach, or a single point of assessment approach, was adopted. Pilot sites also took the opportunity to focus their treatment provision on recovery and reintegration. Outcomes used to evaluate the impact of the DSCPs were the proportion of service users in effective treatment and the proportion of service users who successfully completed treatment. The evaluation found, in two pilot sites defined as whole system pilots as they aimed to affect change across the whole treatment system, a positive impact in the number of service users in effective treatment when compared to comparison areas. Although there were insignificant results for two sites in terms of the proportion of service users who successfully completed treatment, the authors note that the full impact of the pilots is unlikely to be felt for some time. Four pilots focused on improving drug treatment provision for those within the CJS exclusively. Results showed that three of these sites had statistically significant negative trends in terms of the proportion in effective treatment and a longer-term follow-up may be required to determine if the trends will persist. There was no measurable impact in successful completions for three areas and a negative impact in one site. >>
treatment outcome evaluation, impact evaluation gp, outpatient, inpatient UK 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: County Carlow Drugs Initiative (CCDI)
Summary: The primary aim of the service is to support, facilitate, train and empower communities to develop their own resources thus enabling them to play a pro-active role in the development of appropriate prevention responses to drug misuse in their communities. The CCDI is mainly a drug prevention programme providing information, awareness and training to youth and parents in the community. The project is primarily based on the community development model. >>
prevention process evaluation family, community family/parents, adults, children/young people Ireland 1
Title: County Waterford Community Drugs Initiative
Summary: The primary aim of the initiative is to promote prevention of drug misuse through raising awareness in local communities. >>
prevention process evaluation family, school, community family/parents, adults, children/young people Ireland 1
Title: The Health Advice Cafe (the GAF)
Summary: The Health Advice Cafe now called -the Gaf-, is located in the centre of Galway City. The main objectives of the service are to offer direct access to health services and provide health information and advice to young people. >>
prevention process evaluation community children/young people Ireland 1
Title: Traveller Specific Drugs Initiative
Summary: The overall aim of the initiative is the promotion of Traveller inclusion into the national, regional and local response being developed to address drug use and to support Traveller organisations in tackling the issue of drug use within the Traveller community >>
prevention process evaluation community general population, family/parents, adults, children/young people Ireland 1
Title: Frontline Community Drugs Project
Summary: The Frontline Project was developed to provide a co-ordinated and integrated contact for young people between the ages of 12 and 21 who are involved in drug misuse and experiencing social exclusion because of their drug use and socio-economic background. >>
prevention process evaluation community family/parents, children/young people Ireland 1
Title: Continuity in Drug Prevention Work
Summary: The purpose of this project was to prevent drug use in young people through community based action. >>
prevention process evaluation family, school, community children/young people Sweden 1
Title: Killinarden Drug Primary Prevention Group
Summary: The main aim of the KDPPG is to create awareness and understanding of drug misuse amongst children, parents and the local community of Killinarden. Specifically running drug education and prevention courses for local primary and community schools for the benefit of local youth and children and supporting and encouraging the training of parents and community representatives in facilitation skills to deliver drug education in schools and to provide a support service to local families and community based organisations. >>
prevention process evaluation family, school, community family/parents, children/young people Ireland 1

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