Best practice portal – evidence database

This database gives you access to the latest evidence on drug-related interventions. The information is based on systematic searches is updated regularly. To get started use the search boxes below. Click here for more information about the Evidence database (including methods).

List of Evidence Summaries
Title Area Substance Target group(s) or setting(s) Evidence rating
Multicomponent programmes combining community mobilisation, Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) training, house policies and stricter enforcement of licensing laws to reduce accidents and alcohol consumption Prevention alcohol communities, partygoers/nightlife Beneficial
Continuity of opioid substitution treatment (OST) from prison to community to reduce post-release mortality Harm reduction opioids prison Beneficial
Opioid substitution treatment (with methadone) in prison to increase post-incarceration community treatment engagement Treatment opioids prison Beneficial
Comprehensive community-based programmes targeting high-risk youth Prevention alcohol, not-drug specific, cannabis, tobacco communities, school, young people Beneficial
Multicomponent programme based on community mobilisation to reduce crimes and irresponsible use of alcohol in recreational premises Prevention alcohol communities, partygoers/nightlife Beneficial
Multicomponent programme based on community mobilisation to reduce night time traffic injuries Prevention alcohol communities, partygoers/nightlife Beneficial
Community interventions to reduce risky drinking Prevention alcohol, not-drug specific communities Likely to be beneficial
Anti-tobacco multi-component community interventions Prevention tobacco communities Likely to be beneficial
Community interventions to reduce harms from alcohol and other drug use Prevention alcohol, not-drug specific, cannabis communities Unknown effectiveness
Assertive community treatment (ACT) for substance use disorders Treatment alcohol, co-morbidity, not-drug specific, amphetamines, cannabis, cocaine, new psychoactive substances (NPS), opioids, prescription medicines, tobacco communities, dual-diagnosis patients, emergency department, ethnic minority, families, law enforcement, pregnant women, PWID – people who inject drugs, school, women, prison, young people, partygoers/nightlife Unknown effectiveness
Anti-alcohol/cannabis community interventions Prevention alcohol, cannabis communities, PWID – people who inject drugs Unknown effectiveness
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