Implementation of drug-, alcohol- and tobacco-related brief interventions in the European Union Member States, Norway and Turkey

Series type: Technical reports


This report provides an overview of the various types of brief interventions (BIs) currently used in European countries in the field of substance use, particularly illicit drugs. Targeted at policymakers and practitioners alike, it covers more than 30 BIs carried out in the EU and serves as a starting point for preparing concrete proposals to improve the evidence base on this topic.

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Table of contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion and conclusions
  • References
  • Annex 1: Brief interventions identified in the study for substance use in the European Union Member States, Norway and Turkey, 2010-2014