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

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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
Report
Publication Type
Irish-related, International, Guideline, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Treatment method, Psychosocial treatment method, Rehabilitation/Recovery
Source
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
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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