Social reintegration and employment: evidence and interventions for drug users in treatment


Summary: In order to help drug users become full members of society following treatment, measures are needed that address the issues of housing, education, vocational training and employment as part of their recovery. This report considers existing interventions targeting this vulnerable social group. It also provides a set of conclusions targeted at policymakers and drug practitioners, in order to help them develop coherent and comprehensive social integration strategies. Examples of ‘what works’ in practice are a vital first step in developing evidence-based guidelines for future interventions.

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Table of contents

  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgements
  • Executive summary
  • Part I: The need for social reintegration
  • Part II: Approaches to promote social reintegration
  • Part III: Conclusions
  • References
  • Online annex of evidence tables