Experience in work with centralized intake model (checkpoints) for methadone substitution therapy in dubrovnik [Iskustva u radu s centraliziranim modelom uzimanja metadona kao supstitucijske terapije u dubrovniku]
Markovic H.,General Hospital of Dubrovnik |
Tripkovic M.,Psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents
Alcoholism | Year: 2013
Summary - After the Homeland War, addiction in Croatia has raised to alarming proportions. The treatment of addicts is a long-term and very complex process and requires a wide range of biological and psychosocial methods with the support of local communities, but also the entire society so as to make sure that the process is even more successful. One of important factors in the approach to drug users is the need for a better control in treatment. In Dubrovnik an experimental pilot-project was established with checkpoints (Punkt) for the implementation of methadone therapy. Despite the benefits in better controlling of drug addicts there were also a number of disadvantages, among which the most important was the high cost of treatment. © 2013, Center for Study and Control of Alcoholism and Addictions.All Rights Reserved.