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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2013) European exchange on Brief Interventions and Motivational Interviewing for people using drugs. In: European exchange meeting, 23 January 2013, Lisbon.

External website: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/html.cfm/index197136EN...

The EMCDDA page provides the minutes and four presentations from a meeting held to discuss brief interventions and motivational interviewing for people using drugs.

‘Early intervention’ is repeatedly mentioned in EU drugs strategies and is supported by evidence especially for alcohol users, but little is known about how and for which target groups it is actually being used in member states. Little known are also the possibilities of using established techniques for alcohol users like Brief Intervention and Motivational Interviewing in other settings and for users of other substances, even though a recent review found some evidence in reducing substance use if compared with no intervention. Policy makers and professionals might need to know more about how to implement these strategies in larger scale and about the obstacles to be expected when passing scientific findings into practice. The EMCDDA invited experts with experiences related to each of those questions.

The objectives of the meeting were to share views and experience on
• implementation barriers and effects, including issues of fidelity;
• transferability to other settings and organisational contexts;
• applicability for substances other than alcohol, above all cannabis and new drugs;
• roll-out within primary health or prevention systems;
• transferability across countries;
• use in street work and outreach work settings.


Item Type
Conference or Workshop Item
Date
2013
Corporate Creators
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Event Title
European exchange meeting
Event Location
Lisbon
Event Dates
23 January 2013
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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