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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. [EMCDDA] (2017) Online policy and practice briefings: Local communities. Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

URL: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/best-practice/briefing...

In this section community is used to mean a group of individuals sharing a common geographical and administrative setting.

Local communities are important to drug responses in providing a way of promoting bottom-up civic engagement and action. In Europe, municipalities and local governments are often the main drivers of strategy development and delivery.
• Communities may be involved in drug responses in different ways:
• as a setting for interventions (as opposed to in schools or services, for example);
• responses may specifically target drug-related harms that communities experience; and
• through community involvement in interventions addressing drug problems.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD prevention, AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:EMCDDA
Date:October 2017
Publisher:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Corporate Creators:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication:Lisbon
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Subjects:MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Community action > Community development
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Community action > Community involvement
VA Geographic area > Europe

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