This study by UNAD (Union of Associations and Entities for Drug Dependent Care) analyses the trends in the development of public-private cooperation in the field of addictions, identifying the necessary changes in order to move towards a more sustainable model of its services and entities.
The addiction sector is in a context of change at different levels:
- Change in the profile of people with addictions and consumption patterns
- Change in that of the entities that provide services to them
- And change in the regulatory environment in which they are framed
From this starting point and on the fundamental premise that the addiction sector must move towards a more sustainable financing model, this work is structured as follows
Firstly, an analysis is undertaken of the trends in public-private cooperation in the European and Spanish environment, and of the main formulas by which this cooperation is implemented
Secondly, the study analyses how the addiction sector is currently financed
- Thirdly, the study defines what a sustainable financing model implies for the addiction sector, proposing a set of strategic recommendations in this direction
With a clear practical vocation, this series of recommendations are grouped into 2 large blocks:
- Achieving operational improvements in the three fundamental financing modalities: concerts, contracts and grants.
- Moving towards the system sustainability, seeking a cultural, regulatory and collaborative environment with the most stable and long-term public administrations.