Responding to drug use and related problems in recreational settings

Nightlife Detail by djblock99
Nightlife Detail, a photo by djblock99 on Flickr.

The EMCDDA have what looks to be an interesting paper on responding to drug and alcohol misuse in the night-time economy.

They say:

Scientific evidence and expert opinion suggest that, in order to tackle the drug- and alcohol-related health and social problems associated with recreational nightlife, a balanced approach between prevention, harm reduction and law enforcement is needed. This may include prevention at the user level, training of staff, environmental strategies, interventions involving stakeholders, and policing and law enforcement measures. In this context, the line between prevention and harm reduction is often blurred and some groups might view one intervention as prevention whereas others view it as harm reduction.


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