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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2022) EMCDDA Best practice portal.

External website: 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
Publication Type
Open Access, Guideline, Web Resource
Drug Type
All substances, Substances (not alcohol/tobacco), Cannabis, CNS depressants / Sedatives, CNS stimulants, Cocaine, Inhalents and solvents, Opioid, New psychoactive substance
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive, Drug therapy, Treatment method, Prevention, Harm reduction, Psychosocial treatment method
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Corporate Creators
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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