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Blankers, Matthijs and Mujcic, Ajla (2017) E-health and m-health: using new technologies to respond to drug problems. Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

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This paper presents a definition of e-health and m-heath tools to address substance use problems, and a taxonomy to describe such tools systematically. A number of examples of e-health tools that are currently being used in Europe for prevention, treatment and harm reduction of substance use are presented, based on a selective literature search. Recent reviews and other studies on the effectiveness of e-health tools are discussed. Most of the available research has focused on the reduction of cannabis use, alcohol moderation and smoking cessation, and to a lesser extent on reducing use of stimulants and opioids. The paper concludes with a number of future challenges for the wider implementation of e-health and m-health for substance use problems in Europe

 

Background paper commissioned by the EMCDDA for Health and social responses to drug problems: a European guide

Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Report
Drug Type
All substances, Substances (not alcohol/tobacco)
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive, Alternative medical treatment, Education and training
Source
Date
October 2017
Pages
20 p.
Publisher
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication
Lisbon
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