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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. Vanderplasschen, Wouter and Vandevelde, Stijn and Broekaert, Eric [EMCDDA] . (2014) Therapeutic communities for treating addictions in Europe. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. 95 p.

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Therapeutic communities first developed in the 1960s and have continuing relevance in the world of drug treatment today. This report presents how therapeutic communities have developed over time, with reference to seven European countries, and provides an overview of research into their effectiveness as a treatment option and their impact on wider society.

Table of contents:
• Foreword
• Acknowledgements
• Executive summary
• Introduction
• Therapeutic communities: definition, history and key characteristics
• The availability of therapeutic communities in Europe
• Review of the effectiveness of therapeutic communities
• Therapeutic community standards and guidelines
• Therapeutic communities in Europe: recent developments and future challenges
• References
• Annexes


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder treatment method, Psychosocial treatment method
Source:EMCDDA
Date:April 2014
Pages:95 p.
Publisher:Publications Office of the European Union
Corporate Creators:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication:Luxembourg
EndNote:View
Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Treatment and maintenance > Treatment factors
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Residential facility
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Substance disorder treatment unit
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Programme planning, implementation, and evaluation > Programme evaluation
VA Geographic area > Europe
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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