Over 1 million drug users in the European Union are estimated to be receiving some form of treatment for their drug problems every year. This reflects considerable investments since the 1990s when better access to treatment became a drug policy priority. But while treatment plays a significant role in helping drug users end or, at least manage, their substance use, there are concerns that their ultimate inclusion in society is often neglected.

This ‘gap’ is addressed today in a new ‘Insights’ study from the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA): Social reintegration and employment: evidence and interventions for drug users in treatment.

See: www.emcdda.europa.eu/publications/insights/social-reintegration and www.emcdda.europa.eu/best-practice