First EFTC President Prof. Eric Broekaert included in the 2nd Orthopedagogische Reeks Gent, Special Education publication entitled Therapeutic Communities a quote from American Author Thomas Wolfe(Wolfe 1940) who wrote’: ‘We had a ‘concept’ about truth and beauty and love and reality – and that hardened our ideas about what all the words stood for. After that, we had no doubt about them – or at any rate, could not admit that we did. This was wrong, because the essence of belief is doubt, the essence of reality is questioning’.
EFTC biannual conferences and other related events provide our members and other colleagues from all disciplines of drug treatment provision the opportunity to present, question, clarify and communicate the results and evaluations of our collective contribution to individuals and families who suffer from addictions, the related physical and life consequences. The EFTC congresses continue to provide a channel of information within Europe on rehabilitation and drug policy. EFTC also works in collaboration with EWODOR (European Working Group on Drug Oriented Research) and other providers to offer annual symposia on evidence-based addiction treatment.