Healthy Nightlife Toolbox

The Healthy Nightlife Toolbox (HNT) is an international initiative that focuses on the reduction of harm from alcohol and drug use among young people.


Alcohol and drug use come with health and safety problems. A relatively large amount of all alcohol and drug use takes place in recreational settings. This is why nightlife is an important setting for prevention. The Healthy Nightlife Toolbox is a website that has been designed for local, regional and national policy makers and prevention workers, to help reduce harm from alcohol and drug use in nightlife settings. The core of the online Toolbox is formed by three databases (evaluated interventions, literature, and details of experts within the field) and a Handbook providing guidance on creating a healthy and safe nightlife.

Interventions

This section provides details about interventions in nightlife from around the world. Legislative changes are not included. Although strong legislation is an important part of healthy nightlife, this issue will be covered in a separate toolbox in the near future.

In the box below, you can search through the interventions by choosing the problem that needs addressing (e.g. alcohol), the intervention type (e.g. education for nightlife users), or keywords. For more information about each intervention type: check section 5 of the HNT Handbook here.

All interventions included have been evaluated. Where possible, links to evaluation documents and articles are provided for more infomation. For each intervention, the quality of evaluation has been rated on a four point scale (1=low quality; 4=high quality). The effect of the intervention has also been rated to show positive effects (+), negative effects (-), or no/unknown effect or mixed results (?). For more information about ratings click here.

Help us keep this section up to date by letting us know of any additional evaluated interventions. You can submit extra information here.

Literature

This section provides abstracts from published studies that have measured the effectiveness of interventions in improving nightlife health. The studies included have been selected through a systematic search of published academic literature.

About Us

The Healthy Nightlife Toolbox received funding from the European Union in the framework of the public health programme.