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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. [EMCDDA] (2011) Guidelines for the treatment of drug dependence: a European perspective. Luxembourg: Publications Offi ce of the European Union. 30 p. 10.2810/49457

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At least 1.1 million Europeans are estimated to have received treatment for drug dependence during 2009, mostly through opioid substitution, detoxification and psychosocial interventions, delivered in a variety of settings. While more than half of the clients received opioid substitution treatment, a substantial number received other forms of treatment for problems related to opioids, stimulants, cannabis and other illicit drugs.

The quality of interventions is underpinned by treatment guidelines. This Selected issue focuses on the topic of improving treatment quality by the development of guidelines, and provides an overview of existing national guidelines for the treatment of drug dependence in Europe.

Table of contents:
* Introduction
* Setting the scene: national treatment guidelines
* Evolution of national treatment guidelines in Europe
* A bookshelf of European drug dependence treatment guidelines
* Developing national guidelines: lessons from experience
* National and WHO guidelines for the treatment of opioid dependence: differences and similarities
* Conclusions


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder treatment method, AOD disorder drug therapy, Psychosocial treatment method, AOD disorder
Source:EMCDDA
Date:2011
Pages:30 p.
Publisher:Publications Offi ce of the European Union
Corporate Creators:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication:Luxembourg
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:HJ Treatment method > Drugs and alcohol disorder treatment method
N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines > Practice / clinical guidelines
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care administration > Health care quality control
HJ Treatment method > General treatment method concepts
VA Geographic area > Europe

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