Alexis Goosdeel, EMCDDA Director:
The EU is very actively involved in international cooperation programmes along the so-called 'cocaine route' and 'heroin route'
Maria Koleva, Brussels
This guide looks at the main problems associated with drug use in Europe and how to respond to them. More precisely, it views health and social responses to drug problems from three different perspectives; responding to: problems associated with different types of drugs and patterns of use; the needs of different groups (such as women, young people, migrants, ageing drug users); and problems in different settings (such as prisons, nightlife, festivals, schools, workplace, local communities). In each case, it highlights the type of intervention that is most effective, whether there are opportunities to improve the ways we respond to the problem and where gaps in provision exist.