Substance Abuse

Drugs: final conference of the Solidify project, 5-6 December 2019, Lisbon, Portugal

Drugs: final conference of the Solidify project 5-6 December 2019, Lisbon (Portugal) Co-hosted by Efus, the city of Lisbon, and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)   Supervised Drug Consumption Rooms (DCRs) have proved to be … More

For a local drug policy based on the principle of harm reduction

Efus published an article on drugs and harm reduction in the last issue of  Préventique magazine. The piece is signed by the Deputy Mayor of Strasbourg, Alexandre Feltz. Efus has been working for over 30 years on drugs and harm reduction … More

European symposium and study visit on drug consumption rooms in Strasbourg

Strasbourg, France, 3-4 April 2019 – Some 250 participants took part in a European symposium on “Low Risk Drug Consumption Rooms in Europe – Assessment and Prospects” co-organised by Efus, the City  of Strasbourg, the association Ithaque and the MILDECA, and held … More

How to use social media when designing public policies ? Feedback from the “Everyday Security” workshop of the Medi@4sec project, November 2017, Barcelona

Barcelona (Spain), February 2017 — Designing public policies is not an easy task. In theory, it involves establishing a diagnosis on the basis of which objectives and actions can be set and implemented, prior to evaluating the results. On top … More

Project Solidify – Supervised Drug Consumption Facilities to Instill Harm Reduction and Social Cohesion at Local Levels

Context The project will focus on the implementation and sustainability of the Drug Consumption Rooms in several European cities and assess their impacts on the territory. These measures pursue objectives of both public health and safety, public tranquility and social cohesion. … More

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