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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. [EMCDDA] (2017) EMCDDA Best practice portal. Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

URL: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/best-practice

The Best practice portal is a resource for professionals, policymakers and researchers in the areas of drug-related prevention, treatment, harm reduction and social reintegration. The portal concentrates on illicit drugs and polydrug use and has a clear European focus. It is continuously updated as information and research on interventions emerges.

You can find the latest evidence (what works and what doesn't work) - guidelines, standards and tools (instruments and questionnaires).

‘Best practice is the best application of available evidence to current activities in the drugs field.
• underlying evidence should be relevant to the problems and issues affecting those involved(professionals, policymakers, drug users, their families);
• methods should be transparent, reliable and transferable and all appropriate evidence should be considered in the classification process;
• experience in implementation, adaptation and training should be systematically collected and made available;
• contextual factors should be studied by modelling different prevalence levels so as to assess the impact of an intervention on the population; and
• evidence of effectiveness and feasibility of implementation should both be considered for the broader decision-making process.'


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general, Cannabis, CNS depressants, CNS stimulants, Cocaine, Inhalents and solvents, Opioid, New psychoactive substance
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD disorder drug therapy, AOD disorder treatment method, AOD prevention, AOD disorder harm reduction, Psychosocial treatment method
Source:EMCDDA
Date:May 2017
Publisher:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Corporate Creators:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication:Lisbon
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:HJ Treatment method > Drugs and alcohol disorder treatment method
HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health services, drugs and alcohol research
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Drugs and alcohol prevention
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Drugs and alcohol prevention > Drugs and alcohol use harm reduction
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention outcome
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention approach
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care delivery
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care administration > Health care quality control
N Communication, information and education > Information transfer > Information transfer from research to practice
N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines
R Research > Research outcome
T Demographic characteristics > Drug or health care worker
T Demographic characteristics > Doctor
T Demographic characteristics > Nurse
T Demographic characteristics > Prevention worker
T Demographic characteristics > Social worker

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