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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2017) Online policy and practice briefings: Reducing opioid-related deaths. URL: https://www.emcdda.europa.eu/best-practice/briefin...

URL: https://www.emcdda.europa.eu/best-practice/briefin...

The EMCDDA's best practice portal refers to the current evidence on the effectiveness of the available harm reduction options for opioid injectors.

In this harm reduction section we present the current evidence base for harm reduction interventions. It should be noted that the available literature often studies only one intervention at a time, so, where available, we provide pooled results or narrative conclusions from studies of specific interventions. However, it has been pointed out that, given that only the combination of interventions seems to have an effect (Hickman, 2010), considering the evidence for each intervention in isolation fails to give a true picture. And as harm reduction interventions are public health interventions which address whole communities, their effectiveness is influenced by environmental conditions which needs to be taken into consideration when planning a strategy. Because of this, for more complete information on harm reduction strategies, it is important to refer to the specialised literature.


Item Type
Webpage
Publication Type
International, Guideline, Web Resource
Drug Type
Opioid
Intervention Type
Harm reduction
Source
Date
2017
Publisher
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Corporate Creators
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication
Lisbon
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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