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2019
EMCDDA
New EMCDDA manual and training courses for professionalising drug prevention
Advancing the professionalism of the drug prevention workforce in Europe is at the heart of a new European Prevention Curriculum (EUPC) handbook, launched today by the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA). The manual is designed to train professionals who are involved in shaping prevention decisions, opinions and policies in Europe in the science-based prevention of substance use
2019
HARMREDUCTION.EU
The Recovery Village
In this website you find short list of all substances that most often cause addictions and ways to deal with them
2019
HARMREDUCTION.EU
DrugRehab.com
In this website, you find a great selection of information covering: types of addiction, how Is addiction recognized, what causes addiction and how organized support groups for families of addicts.
2019
UNODC 2014
Drug use health consequences
The Statistics and Trend Analysis of the Illicit Drug Market
2019
Mat Southwell , Shaun Shelly, Virginia MacDonald, Annette Verster , and Lisa Maher
Transforming Lives and Empowering Communities: Evidence, Hrm Reduction and a Holistic Approach to People Who Use Drugs, Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
A review the global state of harm reduction for people who use and/or inject drugs.
2019
Ankors
Safer Injection Video Series
Five part series on safer injecting and vein care.
2020
TripApp
TripApp - guide to a safer journey
TripApp is a mobile application designed to reduce the harms associated with the use of psychoactive substances. We believe this can be achieved by providing people with reliable and honest information about drugs, and getting members of the community actively involved in this process.
Nowadays, the drug markets are changing so rapidly, that the old ways of drug education are not sufficient anymore. Introduction of a vast number of New Psychoactive Substances, increase in the role of the internet in the drug trade, or invention of the new methods of production of certain substances, resulting in their increased potency, are all reasons which made us re-think on how we should spread the information about substances.
2020
Street Support
Street Support - Assesment Report
The European Assessment provides an overview on existing measures to reduce and prevent alcohol and drug related public nuisance. To do so, the assessment combines a qualitative review of scientific and grey literature with expert consultation to which all partners of the project contributed. The Assessment draws attention to the ways in which public space are losing its public function, and the effects it has on people experiencing homelessness and other related marginalized and underserved communities. By identifying the barriers that render these populations vulnerable, and identifying the effects and impact of a selection of inclusive intervention models, the assessment is able to offer recommendations on the level of policy making, service provision, and social life in general.
2020
Street Support
Street Support - European Report
The European Report provides a critical review of European social policies and policy mechanisms which are relevant for public alcohol and drug-related nuisance, homeless and inclusion, as well as the European drug strategy. Specifically, the European Report presents effective strategies and approaches to foster social integration of people experiencing homelessness and using alcohol and other drugs. Further, it provides a critical review of relevant European social inclusion policies and discusses how these frameworks and mechanisms are relevant for tackling public drugs and or alcohol, as well as consumption in a situation of homelessness.
2020
Street Support
Street Support - National Report Germany
For the Street Support project, each partner organization complied a Country Report with relevant information regarding the situation on homelessness, alcohol, and drug use in their countries. Complementing this overview, these reports offer an overview of current interventions on national level targeting alcohol and drug-related nuisance, and the impact of those policies, programmes and approaches. Building upon this research, recommendations are offered for the implementation – or further development – or inclusive strategies with the capacity to reduce the so-called public nuisances.
2020
Street Support
Street Support - National Report Czech Republic
For the Street Support project, each partner organization complied a Country Report with relevant information regarding the situation on homelessness, alcohol, and drug use in their countries. Complementing this overview, these reports offer an overview of current interventions on national level targeting alcohol and drug-related nuisance, and the impact of those policies, programmes and approaches. Building upon this research, recommendations are offered for the implementation – or further development – or inclusive strategies with the capacity to reduce the so-called public nuisances.
2020
Street Support
Street Support - National Report Netherlands
For the Street Support project, each partner organization complied a Country Report with relevant information regarding the situation on homelessness, alcohol, and drug use in their countries. Complementing this overview, these reports offer an overview of current interventions on national level targeting alcohol and drug-related nuisance, and the impact of those policies, programmes and approaches. Building upon this research, recommendations are offered for the implementation – or further development – or inclusive strategies with the capacity to reduce the so-called public nuisances.
2020
Street Support
Street Support - National Report Ireland
For the Street Support project, each partner organization complied a Country Report with relevant information regarding the situation on homelessness, alcohol, and drug use in their countries. Complementing this overview, these reports offer an overview of current interventions on national level targeting alcohol and drug-related nuisance, and the impact of those policies, programmes and approaches. Building upon this research, recommendations are offered for the implementation – or further development – or inclusive strategies with the capacity to reduce the so-called public nuisances.
2020
Street Support
Street Support - National Report Spain
For the Street Support project, each partner organization complied a Country Report with relevant information regarding the situation on homelessness, alcohol, and drug use in their countries. Complementing this overview, these reports offer an overview of current interventions on national level targeting alcohol and drug-related nuisance, and the impact of those policies, programmes and approaches. Building upon this research, recommendations are offered for the implementation – or further development – or inclusive strategies with the capacity to reduce the so-called public nuisances.
2020
Street Support
Street Support - Local Pilot Intervention Czech Republic
In their local intervention, Společnost Podané Ruce focused on the involvement and meaningful participation of people who use drugs with health and social services. Specifically, they supported the creation of a peer group that nowadays counts with six employed participants and a variable number of volunteers. Examples of the activities they implemented are needle patrols, the development and distribution of a city guide for rough sleepers, the organization of leisure programs for other people who use drugs, or the co-creation of new social and health service in the area, such as the “Wet Day Center”.
2020
Street Support
Street Support - Local Pilot Intervention Germany
Fixpunkt, a local NGO in Berlin, developed its local action plan at the Görlitzer Park, a well-known area in which gentrification processes overlap with those of migration, and drug use in public space. As an organization with expertise in community-oriented harm reduction, they developed an intervention that was able to respond to the needs for health and safety of all of the community members in the park: newer and older property owners, migrants experiencing homeless, those who also sell drugs, and the ones who purchase them.
2020
Street Support
Street Support - Local Pilot Intervention Ireland
In recent years there has been a significant increase in the number of people experiencing homeless that engage in problematic drug use in Cork. Aiming at supporting this community, Cork Simon’s implemented ‘Safer Saturdays’, a low-threshold initiative offering a range of services which were currently not available, such as needle exchange service, First Aid & Naloxone administration training, or referrals to Housing First, training and employment programmes.
2020
Street Support
Street Support - Local Pilot Intervention Spain
With their local intervention plan, Fundació Salut i Comunitat implemented the first Housing First program in the municipality of Castelló de la Plana. Through this intervention, the Street Support Partner not only was able to support and to contribute to the overall well-being of people experiencing homelessness and/or use drugs or alcohol in public space. As a consequence of this project, the public nuisance was tackled, and the organization could raise awareness of the need to promote social and housing policies for people experiencing residential exclusion.
2020
Street Support
Street Support - Good Practice Collection
Street Support’s Good Practice Collection makes a substantial contribution to improve current service provision for people experiencing homelessness who use drugs and/or alcohol in public spaces. The good practice examples aim at inspiring professionals and policy makers by offering concrete examples which promote social inclusion.
2020
Street Support
Street Support - Tool Box
This document provides tools and guidance to develop and implement participatory and inclusive interventions, addressing people consuming alcohol and/or drugs in public space. These interventions aim to improve the overall health and social situation of the target group, provide adult learning and work integration opportunities and contribute at the same time to the social inclusion of marginalised groups and the reduction of alcohol and drug related nuisance in the public space.
2020
Nobody Left Outside in BMJ Journal
Novel health systems service design checklist to improve healthcare access for marginalised, underserved communities in Europe
Marginalised communities such as homeless people, people who use drugs (PWUD), lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI), prisoners, sex workers and undocumented migrants are at high risk of poor health and yet face substantial barriers in accessing health and support services. The Nobody Left Outside (NLO) Service Design Checklist aims to promote a collaborative, evidence-based approach to service design and monitoring based on equity, non-discrimination and community engagement.
2020
Finish institute for health and welfare
Drug Decriminalization PolicyLiterature Review: Models,Implementation and Outcomes
The prevalence of drug use has increased for decades all around the world despite allthe strict measures taken. The traditional approach creates not only social injusticesat the individual level but also public health problems and high social costs at themacro level. Decriminalization policy has emerged to balance the unresponsiveprohibitionist drug policy. Hence, the primary purpose of this study is to evaluatethe impact of decriminalization policy. The literature reviews are based on reportspublished by governments and NGOs and peer-review articles, as well as criticalresponse papers on the topic. To this end, relevant keywords were used to searchGoogle Scholar and other academic search engines. The results were analyzed toexamine the models, implementation procedures, and as well as the outcomes.
2020
Nobody Left Outside
NLO Service Design Checklist
This Checklist is intended for use by service providers and policymakers to design and deliver targeted health and socialservices that are accessible to people in marginalized, underserved communities who are risk at vulnerability, namely: homelesspeople, LGBTI people, people who use drugs, prisoners, sex workers and undocumented migrants.
2019
Drugreporter
WHAT IS HARM REDUCTION? - Drugreporter's Just Say Know Series, Episode 4.
In our last video we explained why punitive drug policies don't work. Now we will present you an alternative approach to drugs and people who use them, based on the principles of harm reduction.
2020
Nobody Left Outside
NLO JOINT STATEMENTImprovinghealthcare accessfor marginalised people
Across Europe, many underserved, marginalised people – including homelesspeople, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people,people who use drugs (PWUD), prisoners, sex workers, and people who areundocumented – are at high risk of poor health related to precarious livingconditions and vulnerability.