European drug prevention quality standards: a quick guide

Series type: Ad hoc publication


The aim of this ‘quick guide’ is to make practical information on prevention quality standards available outside the European Union. This is a condensed version of EMCDDA Manual 7: European drug prevention quality standards (EDPQS), it includes a description of the eight stages involved in the drug prevention cycle, along with a self-reflection checklist that can be used when planning and implementing prevention activities. It has been designed for practitioners and those working in the field.

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  • Albanian (proofread by Eduard Kakarriqi, Head of Department of Epidemiology and Health Systems, Institute of Public Health, Albania)
  • Bosnian (proofread by Jasmin Pljevljak, Ministry of Security, Bosnia Herzegovina)
  • Croatian (proofread by Dijana Jerković, Office for Combating Drugs Abuse of the Government of the Republic of Croatia)
  • French (translation verified by the French national focal point)
  • Hungarian (translation by the Hungarian national focal point)
  • Lithuanian (translated, adopted and published by the Lithuanian Drug, Tobacco and Alcohol Control Department, using EDPQS Toolkit 4: Adaptation and Dissemination)
  • Macedonian (proofread byTatjana Petrusevska, Head of sector for controlled substances, Ministry of health, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)
  • Polish (translation/adaptation commissioned by the Masovian Centre for Social Policy (MCPS) and the National Bureau for Drug Prevention (NBDP), lead contact: Artur Malczewski)
  • Serbian (proofread by Biljana Kilibarda, national correspondent for IPA4/EMCDDA)
  • Slovenian (translation by the Slovenian Institute for Research and Development 'Utrip')
  • Spanish (translated and proofread by COPOLAD)
  • Turkish (proofread by Bünyamin Öztas, TUBIM — Turkish national focal point)


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