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Stover, Heino, ed. (2001) Overview study. An assistance to drug users in European prisons. Lisbon: EMCDDA .

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At its Helsinki meeting in December 1999, the Council of the European Union formally adopted the European Union drugs strategy (2000–04). The strategy has been translated into concrete action in the third EU action plan on drugs. The action plan recommends that the Commission and Member States join efforts to reduce crime linked to drugs, notably juvenile and urban delinquency. Within this context, the EMCDDA contributes proactively to informing policy-makers and the public about drug users and drug addicts in the criminal justice system, including after arrest, alternatives to prison and treatment facilities within the penal system in EU Member States.

In line with EU priorities, the EMCDDA launched the study ‘Assistance to drug users in European Union prisons’ in December 1999. The aim of the study – commissioned from Dr Heino Stöver from the University of Oldenburg – was to provide an overview of the situation and the demand and harm reduction responses in a setting characterised as being enormously relevant to Member States’ efforts to reduce crime linked to drugs. This abridged version highlights the main findings of the extensive research that was undertaken during the course of this project. The full report will be published by ENDHASP (European Network on Drugs and HIV/AIDS Services in Prison) in collaboration with the EMCDDA and will be available by the end of 2001


Item Type:Book
Date:2001
Call No:MO4, HK, VH4
Pages:305 p.
Publisher:EMCDDA
Place of Publication:Lisbon
ISBN:1 902114 03 5
Notes:includes bibliographical references. A5, ringbound
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Accession Number:HRB 1251 (Available)
Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Prison-based health service
MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Correctional system and facility > Prison
HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
L Social psychology and related concepts > Interpersonal interaction and group dynamics > Social support
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Abstinence
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention > Substance use harm reduction
T Demographic characteristics > Prison Inmate (prisoner)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control > Needle distribution and exchange
HJ Treatment method > Other medical treatment method > Alternative medical treatment
VA Geographic area > Europe
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour

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