Health and social responses to drug problems: a European guide

Health and social responses to drug problems: a European guide examines some of the key public health challenges in the drugs field today and offers timely and practical advice to practitioners and policymakers for designing, targeting and implementing effective responses. The guide is composed of four sets of miniguides that look at responses to a range of drug problems in Europe. Framing the miniguides are two central resources: an action framework for developing responses and a set of strategies for successful implementation. Several spotlights frame issues cross-cutting the different components.

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An overview of the different resources part of the European Responses Guide

 

Action framework and strategies for successful implementation

Responses to drug problems are any actions or interventions that are undertaken to address the negative consequences associated with the illicit drugs phenomenon. Here you will find resources that consider important factors in the planning and implementation of health and social responses to drug problems.

Action framework: health and social responses
Strategies for successful implementation

Patterns of use

It is important to identify which responses are most appropriate to particular patterns of drugs. Here you will find resources that consider responses to different patterns of use and the specific substances that are common in many EU countries.

Cannabis: responses miniguide
Medicines: responses miniguide
NPS: responses miniguide
Opioids: responses miniguide
Polydrug use: responses miniguide
Stimulants: responses miniguide

Harms

Understanding the harms to individuals and communities is important when selecting appropriate responses to tackle them. Here you will find resources that consider responses to drug-related harms that are of concern in many EU countries.

Infectious diseases: responses miniguide
Opioid-related deaths: responses miniguide

Settings

The setting in which use occurs is an important factor that can influence the problems that may be associated with use, and the selection of appropriate responses. Here you will find resources that consider responses that may be implemented in different settings.

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Local communities: responses miniguide
Prisons and drugs: responses miniguide
Recreational settings: responses miniguide
Schools and drugs: responses miniguide
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Workplaces: responses miniguide

People with vulnerability

Some sub-groups of the population have particular drug problems, needs or vulnerabilities that require specific interventions. Here you will find resources that consider responses to people with vulnerability.

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Families: responses miniguide
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Homelessness: responses miniguide
Migranten: Mini-Leitfaden zu Maßnahmen
Migrantes: miniguía de respuestas
Migrants: mini-guide de réponses
Migrants: responses miniguide
Older people: responses miniguide
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Women: responses miniguide
Young people
Мигрантите: миниръководство за мерките

Interventions

A wide range of health and social responses are available for tackling drug problems. These may be used with different populations, at various stages in the drug problem, individually or in combination. Here you will find resources that consider the specific issues that different interventions aim to address.

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Antworten: Drogenkonsumräume
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Réponses: salles de consommation de drogue
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Responses: drug consumption rooms
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Vídeo: Salas de consumo supervisado de droga
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Помещения за употреба на наркотици

Spotlights

Here you will find short and top-level resources that focus on additional topics.

Background papers

Here you will find reports that explore in more detail several issues addressed above.

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