Drug prevention: exploring a systems perspective


This report considers substance use prevention in Europe through the lens of a system, highlighting the wide range of factors that need to be addressed to successfully implement substance use prevention programmes and policies. They are considered from different viewpoints by practitioners, policymakers and researchers. Systems thinking may have the potential to unify these differing perspectives within a single model.

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Table of contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Glossary and abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Prevention systems
  • Organisation
  • Research and quality assurance
  • Interventions
  • Workforce
  • Target populations
  • Moderators
  • Discussion
  • Possible ways forward
  • Conclusions
  • Bibliography