Drugs and substance misuse / Projects

First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Healthy Nightlife Toolbox - Effective Interventions for (Youth) Drug Use in Recreational Settings [HNT]
The focus of this project is to reduce harm from alcohol and drug use among young people. The general objective is to support the identification and implementation of effective preventive intervention...
The focus of this project is to reduce harm from alcohol and drug use among young people. The general objective is to support the identification and implementation of effective preventive interventions that address emerging trends in alcohol and drug use in nightlife settings, especially regarding ecstasy, cocaine, amphetamines and cannabis.
Start date: 01/12/2007 - End date: 01/12/2010

Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2006)
Topic: Drugs and substance misuse
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Improvement of access to treatment for people with alcohol- and drug-related problems [IATPAD]
The present project is targeting the issue of access to treatment for people with alcohol- and drug-related problems. Problems of substance-related disorders, when not properly dealt with, produce dra...
The present project is targeting the issue of access to treatment for people with alcohol- and drug-related problems. Problems of substance-related disorders, when not properly dealt with, produce dramatic costs to all societies in terms of lost productivity, transmission of infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and B, family and social disorder, crime, excessive utilization of health care and, of course, decrease quality of life of the individual and of the entire EU community. The general objectives of the project are to decrease the above mentioned costs for the society and for the individual caused by delaying of or even preventing people with alcohol- and drug-related problems from treatment entry. It is the improvement of access to treatment for people with alcohol- and drug-related problems, as also suggested by research evidence, which has the potential to contribute to the achievement of strategic objectives such as decreasing the incidence of HIV, hepatitis C and B and other infectious diseases, reducing the prevalence of substance use and substance demand, reducing the incidence of substance use related health damage, reducing drug related crime, reducing excessive utilization of health care, increasing productivity and decreasing substance use related absenteeism and unemployment, increasing the level of security for the society, reducing the burden of distress for the family caused by substance use problems, reducing disease, injury, disability and premature death caused by substance use, reducing highrisk behaviours, including unsafe sex, especially among youth.
Start date: 11/11/2006 - End date: 11/11/2009

Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2005)
Topic: Drugs and substance misuse
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
CLUB HEALTH - HEALTHY AND SAFER NIGHTLIFE OF YOUTH [CLUB HEALTH]
The aims of the project are:
(1) to consolidate, maintain and broaden the Club Health network, bringing together a wide range of institutions, researchers, professionals and non-governmental organisa...
The aims of the project are:
(1) to consolidate, maintain and broaden the Club Health network, bringing together a wide range of institutions, researchers, professionals and non-governmental organisations (NGO) in the field of youth risk behaviour;
(2) to undertake impact assessment of implementation of strategies and laws;
(3) to develop an inventory of effective evidence-based legislative and policy measures; and,
(4) to build capacity at country, regional and local levels for effective implementation of legislative and policy measures through pilot trainings, workshops, seminar and conferences.
Start date: 16/04/2009 - End date: 16/07/2012

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2008)
Topic: Drugs and substance misuse