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Drug demand reduction: global evidence for local actions

EMCDDA, Lisbon, July 2012

Publication type:

Drugs in focus

Summary:

This policy briefing considers the development of evidence-based drug demand reduction interventions. Following a definition of key terms used in the evidence-based drug demand reduction arena, the briefing then presents the main challenges involved in transferring scientific knowledge into practical applications, with a particular emphasis on 'best practice'.

Table of contents

  • Key issues at a glance
  • Definitions
  • Understanding best practice
  • Guidelines and standards: popular instruments to promote best practice
  • Accessing and using scientific evidence
  • Learning from each other — minimum quality standards for Europe
  • Implementing evidence through guidelines, standards and other tools
  • Next steps: identifying gaps and considering new issues
  • Conclusions and policy considerations
  • Key sources
  • Web information

Pages:

4

Price:

free

ISBN/ISSN:

1681-5157

Catalogue number:

TDAD12023ENC

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