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Title: Email service provided by De DrugLijn (drug helpline)
Summary: In 2004, the Druglijn (and information and counseling telephone helpline, established in April 1994) decided to start providing an innovative online service in the form of email counseling in addition to its other services. It soon became clear that the email service was appaeling to an increasing number of people and target groups. Today, five years later, one inquiry in three that the DrugLijn deals with is made via e-mail. In 2008 the helpline answered a total of 2,223 emails. The Druglijn is a fast and low-threshold way to get specific information, find addresses and helpful advice on the issue of illegal drugs. >>
process evaluation general population Belgium 1
Title: Intensive case management for multiple service users in substance abuse treatment
Summary: This is a pilot project so-called 'revolving door' clients. The goal of the pilot project is to develop a methodology of case management, evaluate it and make it an essential part of possible treatments of drug centres in the future. The target group of this study consists of multiple problem users of illegal drugs who frequently search for help at drug treatment centres. >>
treatment outcome evaluation, process evaluation general population, adults Belgium 1
Title: Zertifikatslehrgang "Sucht- und Gewaltprävention" Certificate training course on addiction prevention and violence prevention
Summary: The Institut Suchtprävention in Linz (Upper Austria) developed and accreditated together with the College for higher education on social work and health (Upper Austria), the Johannes-Kepler-University Linz (Upper Austria) and the College for higher education on pedagogics (Upper Austria) three training courses on addiction prevention and violence prevention. The target group are key persons from relevant areas with different levels of knowledge. By training of these key persons, addiction prevention and violence prevention should be anchored as multidimensional common task in the society. The training courses are building on each other and are organized as modules, so they can be attended besides work. The first and shortest training course (Zertifikatslehrgang) was implemented and evaluated as pilot project from 09/2008 to 02/2010. In the year 2008 the first Zertifikatslehrgang was implemented as pilot project. 20 participants were selected. An evaluation of the pilot project as longitudinal section study with interactive questionnaires as well as participating surveillance by external students was carried out. The results showed, that the quality of the referees as well as the content were assessed very positively. Allthough persons who had already experiences were less satisfied with the training course than persons without experiences. To be able to consider this in future trainings, the concept was adapted and some referees changed. In March 2011 27 persons will start with the Hochschul- resp. Masterlehrgang, of these 7 graduated from the pilot project (Zertifikatslehrgang). >>
prevention process evaluation family, workplace, school, community general population Austria 1
Title: Efficacy of a Smoking Cessation Programme in a Smoking Cessation Service
Summary: The programme can be provided as individual and group. The individual treatment programme consists of 10 consultations; the first is the baseline and the remaining 9 are the follow-up. The baseline consultation lasts between 30 and 40 min, and at the end patients choose Quit-date. During this visit, which is always given by an Specialist on Smoking Treatment, the clinical and smoking history is taken, and various tests are performed: measurement of CO in expired air, spirometry and measurement of cotinine levels in body fluids. The follow-up visits are held at 1st, 2nd, 4th, 8th, 10th and 12th weeks, then 4th, 6th and 12th months after quit-date, and are all independently conducted by Healthcare Professionals Specialist on Smoking Treatment. These consultations are to control withdrawal symptoms, provide cognitive behavioural treatment and prescribe drug therapy. Different tests are also performed, e.g. measurement of CO in expired air and measurement of cotinine levels in body fluids. Three times a week, the patients’ situation is considered in a clinical session held by all members of the Smoking Cessation Service, where each case is discussed and appropriate decisions are taken. The group treatment programme consists of 9 sessions. The first takes place a few days before quit-date and lasts approximately 80-90 min. During this session, the patients choose their quit-date and receive advice in preparing for it. They are then informed about the basics of withdrawal. In addition, various tests are performed: measurement of CO in expired air, spirometry and measurement of cotinine levels in body fluids. The remaining sessions are held at 1st, 2nd, 4th, 8th, 10th, and 12th weeks, then at 4th and 5th months after quit-date. These sessions help to control withdrawal and prescribe drug therapy, as well as explain the different cognitive behavioural techniques to patients. Various tests are also performed: measurement of CO in expired air and measurement of cotinine levels in body fluids. The prescribed treatment is a combination of pharmacological and psychological treatment. The drug therapy consists of the different types of Nicotine Replacement Therapy used in Spain, bupropion or varenicline, or a combination of both. The psychotherapy consists of the following activities: self-monitoring, identifying high-risk situations, coping strategies, cognitive behavioural therapy and intra-treatment support. All patients attending the UET are referred by a doctor. Individual or group therapy is decided in the Smoking Cessation Service by health personnel or by patient preference. Results From 2003 to 2008 a total of 21,418 medical consultations took place. These consultations provided help to 3,920 smokers to stop smoking. The group of attended smokers consisted of more or less equal numbers of men and women, their mean age was 47,83, 67% of them suffered from smoking-related disorders, 43% suffered from psychiatric co-morbidities and 21% of them suffered from other addictions. The average number of cigarettes smoked daily was 28, and they suffered from high nicotine dependence (over 77% smoked their first cigarette within 30 min after waking up). The vast majority of patients seen (97.6%) received both pharmacological treatment and psychotherapy, either individually or in groups. Only 2.4% of them received just psychological treatmet. Treatment was individual for 87% of the patients and by group for the rest. Efficacy data at 6th, 12th, 36th, and 57th months follow-up were 58,5%, 54,9%, 42% and 35%, respectevely. >>
treatment outpatient general population Spain 2
Title: Programme to improve access to treatment for opiate users in Castile and Leon
Summary: Based in Castile and Leon, the main objectives of the regional methadone maintenance treatment programme is to improve rural access to the service and to reduce waiting lists. The principle is to bring the services administering methadone as close as possible to users and improve and reinforce care facilities handling large numbers of cases. >>
treatment process evaluation general population, adults Spain 1
Title: Step-by-Step: a family focused program to prevent problems with alcohol and drugs among adolescents
Summary: Step-by-step is a family-focused program to prevent problems with alcohol and drugs among adolescents in Sweden. The model origins from the American Iowa Strengthening Families Program (ISFP) and is culturally adapted to the Swedish situation. The base is to strengthen known protective factors (PF) and decrease risk factors (RF) for youth in grade 6 (12 years old) and their parents. >>
prevention outcome evaluation, process evaluation community general population, family/parents, adults, children/young people Sweden 2
Title: Program Domowych Detektywow
Summary: Program Domowych Detektywow is the Polish version of the US programme The Slick Tracy Home Team Program. The program aims to prevent under-age drinking and consists of five teacher- and peer-led sessions combined with parent-child activities to be undertaken at home. >>
prevention outcome evaluation, process evaluation family, school general population, family/parents, children/young people Poland 3
Title: Sensitization of the youth population and their families to the problems resulting from drug use, via the Internet (website) and new mobile technologies (SMS).
Summary: The project "Sensitization of the youth population and their families to the problems resulting from drug use, through the Internet (website) and new mobile technologies (SMS)" has been created by health professionals, university professors and experts in the field of addictions. Its primary aim is the prevention of addictive behaviours among youth. >>
prevention process evaluation community general population, family/parents, adults, children/young people Spain 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: www.starke-eltern.de: An Internet Forum for Education and Addiction Prevention
Summary: The internet project aims to support parents in protecting their children from the risks of addiction by providing information, suggestions and practical pointers to parenting. Information and support are also to be given by sharing experiences, providing advice and information on addictive substances and the development of addiction. >>
prevention process evaluation family, school general population, family/parents, adults Germany 1

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