New policy and practice additions to the EMCDDA ‘Best Practice’ portal

A number of new policy and practice briefings have been added to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction’s (EMCDDA) ‘Best practice’ portal.

The portal is designed to help people find practical and reliable information on what works (and what doesn’t) in the areas of prevention, treatment, harm reduction and social reintegration. It will help identify tried and tested interventions quickly, allocate resources to what’s effective, and improve interventions applying tools, standards and guidelines.

Each of these policy and practice briefings is designed as a one-stop-shop for anyone planning or delivering health and social responses to drug problems in Europe.

Each briefing consists of: (1) a summary of the main issues; (2) the main response options; (3) an overview of the EU picture; (4) key implications for policy and practice and; (5) links to further resources.

Click the below links to view the best practice briefing for that topic:

Addressing the misuse of medicines

Reducing opioid-related deaths

Responding to polydrug use

Responding to problems related to stimulant use

Responding to new psychoactive substances

Schools and colleges

Vulnerable young people