Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Suchtforschung
der Universität Hamburg

Models of good practice in drug treatment in Europe

2007 - August 2008

Beschreibung / Description

The project will identify, collect and evaluate models of good practice in drug treatment/intervention in Europe. Based on the elaborated inventory in all member states and a consensus process good practice protocols for key drug treatment/intervention forms as well as for the system level of drug treatment services are presented. The applied methodology is a proven strategy to initiate and facilitate the process of consensus building among experts and establishing guidelines by identifying, analysing and compiling the knowledge on evidence–based drug treatment/intervention approaches. With regard to sustainability the project will formulate recommendations for establishing a platform for guidance for treatment on a European level that serves a continued improvement of drug treatment in the member states. The results of this project can serve as guidance for future improvement in commissioning and provision of substance use treatment and care in the EU-Member States.

Specific objectives are

  • The inventory of „good practice“ of drug treatment interventions (guideline, reviews, meta-analysis) and their effectiveness in drug treatment (treatment modalities, cost-effectiveness, service-system and relevant cross-cutting issues, e.g. gender/culture/age-specific); in all 25 European member states and two accessing member states;
  • Development of „good practice protocols“ for drug treatment in Europe based on consensus conferences with the participation of key experts (guidance for the essential interventions as well as for the system level and cross-cutting issues of drug treatment)
  • Pro-actively dissemination of the results to commissioners, service providers and service users a in Europe and presentation of the models in existing databases (e.g. via EMCDDA)
  • Proposal for a system of regular exchange and continuous improvement and expansion of protocols of good practice in drug treatment.

Involved partners:

  • CIAR Hamburg
  • TU Dresden
  • ITACA Europe, Rome
  • IPiN Warsaw
  • NAC London
  • MUW Vienna
  • SoRAD Stockholm

Unten stehend finden Sie den Abschlussbericht zum Projekt:

Models of Good Practice in Drug Treatment in Europe (pdf)

Zusammenfassungen: Leitlinien für Interventionen in der Drogenbehandlung
Kurzfassungen (fact sheets) in deutsch, englisch und französisch:

Link zum Projekt unter EU Health (Executive Agency for Health and Consumers):

Projektleitung / Project Coordinator

Beteiligte MitarbeiterInnen/ Involved Researchers

Förderung / Funding

European Commission