One Step@a Time can be used:

  • To obtain information about planning and evaluating drug demand reduction interventions.
  • To accompany and guide the design of specific interventions in a particular region.                                  

It therefore has an information area, freely accessible from the ABOUT One Step@a Time and STAGES of the planning process windows, and a workspace which requires prior registration in ACCESS to myProject.              

In the information windows, Stages of the Planning Process, you will find information about:

  • The stages to be followed when planning and evaluating a drug demand reduction intervention.
  • The steps that should be completed.
  • The products you will obtain at each stage.
  • The drafting forms (in Pdf format for viewing).

In the workspace, myProject, you will also have:

  • Active forms to complete with your data.
  • Tools to take notes, save documents, share the design of your intervention with other people and perform a basic analysis of the quality of your intervention. This section is therefore the interactive part of One Step@a Time.

As One Step@a Time guides intervention planning, its content is mostly focused on the process, and it brings together only a limited number of case studies to read and respond to. One Step@a Time therefore makes it easy to access other external resources for more information. These external links are not exhaustive, but they have been selected to complement the information provided in each section. They are obviously not the only ones available and, as with all references, their relevance and usefulness may vary with time. The use of the information in these documents may be subject to legal conditions; in these cases, One Step@a Time recommends that you consider the requirements that may be specified in each one.

The One Step@a Time information windows initially show a partial summary of the information that they contain so that you can select the content that you require. For further information, you can select [read more >>] or the icons that access additional information from within the application or external sources. However, One Step@a Time recommends that you always read all the content in a stage for the complete picture, especially if you are preparing to complete the forms to plan your intervention.

Once you have registered with One Step@a Time, you can use the application to design as many interventions as you want. If you are going to design a programme that will underpin various projects, we recommend that you register each project separately so each one can be planned individually. In One Step@a Time, the words intervention, project and programme are often used interchangeably to refer to any action that is planned or carried out in the field of drug demand reduction. A glossary of terms is available to resolve this and any other conceptual doubts. See glossary

Drug demand reduction intervention planning should be adjusted to the local situation and to the particular needs of each case, so One Step@a Time is not necessarily intended to be a strictly stand-alone instrument to be used only as presented. Therefore, although it is advisable to plan interventions following the proposed sequence of stages, the application allows, and sometimes recommends, the user to return to other stages whenever necessary.

The time required to plan an intervention with this application depends on the type of intervention and your experience in this kind of task. The first time you use One Step@a Time, we recommend that you take a tour of the different sections of the application to adapt it to your needs, resources and expectations. If you wish, you can access a visual demonstration on how to use One Step@a Time. See DEMO