16th European Federation of Therapeutic Communities Conference
by Suzi Lyons

The 16th European Federation of Therapeutic Communities (EFTC) Conference1 will take place in Dublin Castle on 20‒22 September 2017. The event is organised by Coolmine Therapeutic Community, the Department of Health, and the EFTC around the theme of ‘Pathways of Care to Recovery’. The conference will be an opportunity to learn, exchange ideas and knowledge, and network with colleagues from home and away.


Abstracts are invited from the following areas:

  • Gender, women and families
  • Treatment in prison and secure environments
  • Mental health, well-being and intellectual difficulties


Abstracts should be submitted to www.coolmine.ie/eftc2017/abstracts/ by 30 June 2017.



1    EFTC is a network of international drug and alcohol treatment communities. For further information, visit http://www.eftc-europe.com/. Further information on the conference is available at http://www.coolmine.ie/eftc or by contacting eftc2017@abbey.ie