Internet-based Drug Treatment Interventions: Best Practice and Applications in EU Member States

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Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2009 - Business & Economics - 89 pages
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In the drugs field, professionals have recognised the potential of internet-based programmes to deliver drug treatment programmes. There is a significant target audience for such interventions. Drug treatment demand has risen in the EU, particularly among young cannabis users and socially-integrated drug users. These people may feel ill at ease with traditional treatment centres which target injecting drug users. This review aims to provide insights into the state-of-the-art of internet-based drug treatment interventions termed internet-based DTIs in this report with a particular focus on internet-based interventions developed in the EU for treating cannabis use disorders. For the purposes of this review, an internet-based DTI is considered a service that is distinct from more general websites about drugs, and is strictly defined as an internet-based programme that comprises a specially-developed/adapted, structured, and scheduled drug treatment interventi

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