MATREMI – Mapping and enhancing substance use treatment for migrants & ethnic minorities

The MATREMI project (2019) focused on two shortcomings in the current literature and policy regarding migrants and ethnic minorities (MEM) in substance use treatment (SUT). Firs, the MATREMI project contributed to the more adequate registration of the presence of MEM clients in drug treatment to inform policy making (objective 1) and secondly, gathered the existing Belgian literature (2009-2019) and promising practices (aimed at the reach and retention of and the accessibility for [potential] MEM clients in SUT) in a comprehensive guide for professionals (objective 2). The MATREMI project was subsidized by the Federal Science Policy (Belspo) and builds on the findings from the ZEMIV (2008) and PADUMI (2017) research projects.


De Kock, C. (2020). Migration and ethnicity related indicators in European Drug Treatment Demand (TDI) registries. Journal of ethnicity in substance abuse.

De Kock, C., Blomme, E. and Antoine, J. (2020), "Non-national clients in Belgian substance use treatment", Drugs and Alcohol Today, Vol. 20 No. 2, pp. 157-171.

De Kock, C., Toyinbo, L., Laudens, F., Alexandre, S., Hensgens, P., Mascia, C., Leclercq, S., Jacobs, D. Decorte, T. (2020). Wegwijzer voor een toegankelijke en interculturele drughulpverlening. / Migrants et minorités ethniques : recueil sur l’accessibilité et l’interculturalité des services pour usagers de drogues. Antwerpen: Gompel&Svacina.