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North American drug prevention programmes: are they feasible in European cultures and contexts?

EMCDDA, Lisbon, June 2013

Publication type:

Thematic papers

Summary:

Some commentators argue that programmes developed in North America (Canada and the US) are unlikely to work in European countries, due to differing cultural contexts and because most of the evidence for their effectiveness comes from North America. This Thematic paper presents experiences of adapting and implementing four innovative and proven North American drug prevention programmes in Europe, showing the clear potential of transferring such programmes and avoiding the cliché of culture as a barrier to implementation.

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Table of contents

  • Introduction
  • Advantages of implementing North American prevention programmes in Europe
  • Barriers to implementing North American drug prevention programmes in Europe
  • Preventure
  • The Good Behaviour Game (GBG)
  • The Strengthening Families Program (SFP)
  • Communities That Care (CTC)
  • Adaptation versus fidelity: what are the limits?
  • Conclusions and nuggets for practice
  • Acknowledgements
  • References

Pages:

52

Price:

free

ISBN/ISSN:

ISSN 1725-5767

Catalogue number:

TDAX13002ENN

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