Health and social responses to drug problems: a European guide

Series type: Manuals


This guide and the associated package of online materials provides a reference point for planning or delivering health and social responses to drug problems in Europe. The most appropriate responses will depend on the specific drug problems, the contexts in which these occur and the types of intervention that are possible and socially acceptable. By providing key information on some of the most important drug issues for Europe and the responses available, this guide aims to assist those involved in tackling these challenges to develop new programmes and improve existing ones.

Notes on translations:

Bulgarian (translated by the Bulgarian focal point)
Czech (translated by the Czech focal point)


Table of contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: A framework for developing health and social responses to drug problems
  • Chapter 2: Problems arising from particular types or patterns of drug use
  • Chapter 3: Responding to the needs of particular groups
  • Chapter 4: Responding in particular settings
  • Chapter 5: Supporting successful implementation
  • Moving on: responding e ectively to drug problems in Europe