Best practice portal

The Best practice portal is designed to help you 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 you identify tried and tested interventions quickly, ensure that you allocate resources to only those that are effective, while at the same time helping you to improve interventions by applying tools, standards and guidelines.



Health and social responses miniguides

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: a summary of the main issues; the main response options; key implications for policy and practice and links to further resources.

These briefings are summarised versions of information in the publication Health and social responses to drug problems: a European guide. Some of the information, particularly regarding data and the EU picture, may no longer be up-to-date.

Types or patterns of substance use

Needs of particular groups

Responding in particular settings

Standards and guidelines

Guidelines and standards are popular instruments to promote quality and implement evidence-based recommendations. From here you can explore the EMCDDA’s inventory of European and International standards and guidelines.