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Sinclair, Hamish and Bertorello, Carlo and Rial, Michela and Nolimal, Dusan (2006) Drug treatment demand data: influence on policy and practice =Demandes de traitment des consommateurs de drogues. Strasbourg: Council of Europe.

The Pompidou Group has advocated the systematic and routine collection of information on patients entering treatment for problem drug use (treatment demand data) since the mid-1980s. Two decades later, the question now being asked is whether or not this data has been used as evidence in the development of policies and practices. In this publication, authors Hamish Sinclair, Carlo Bertorello, Michela Rial and Dusan Nolimal, all members of the Pompidou Group research platform, attempt to answer this question. Three case studies describe how treatment demand data has been used in the development of drug policies and services in Ireland, Italy and Slovenia. One strong message coming out of this report is the need for more information on the outcome of treatment. Policy makers clearly need more information on patients at the end of their treatment, including information on further treatment and its effectiveness.


Item Type
Report
Publication Type
Irish-related, International, Report
Drug Type
Substances (not alcohol/tobacco)
Intervention Type
Prevention, Harm reduction
Date
2006
Call No
REF, Council of Europe
Pages
120 p.
Publisher
Council of Europe
Place of Publication
Strasbourg
ISBN
978-92-871-6086-7
Keywords
AODD treatment, Ireland, Italy, public policy on AOD, Slovenia, treatment outcome
Notes
English and French text printed tête-bêche. Includes bibliographical references.
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 3532 (Available), HRB 3548 (Available), HRB 3246 (Available)

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