Local Innovation In Substance Abuse Care – Alcohol and drug problems among young people – Substitution treatment – Alcohol problems in somatic care
Nordic exchange in substance abuse care
In all of the Nordic countries, the question has been asked how substance abuse treatment and healthcare resources can be better organised in an age when resources are increasingly limited. Is there room for local solutions in the treatment systems?
This is a report from the Nordic exchange of knowledge in substance abuse care project (NoLoM), which was initiated by the Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues in 2011.
The objective has been to compare and highlight local solutions in three areas of substance abuse care:
- Young people with extensive substance abuse,
- Concealed alcohol consumption among patients in primary care and
- Patients who break off substitution treatment.
Four Nordic municipalities have participated in the project – Aarhus, Stavanger, Umeå and to some extent Espoo.
In the report, the researchers compile examples of good local efforts that have been illustrated in the project. The researchers hope that they will serve as inspiration to challenge procedures and working methods.