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Rehabilitation and Medical Centers

Psymotion, Bucharest

Specialities:

Offers addiction treatment for a variety of drug problems, including methadone substitution treatment for Heroin addiction. Also offers email-based counselling service for addiction rehabilitation support.

Contact/ address:

Str. Muhail Sebastian,
no. 203, Sector 5,
Bucharest

Tel: 021 781 22 59
Email: office@psymotion.ro
Website: www.psymotion.ro

Description:

The first private clinic in Romania to offer methadone-based treatment for Heroin addicts. Also offers a range of psychiatric treatment options.


Blue Cross Nazareth Centre, Sura Mica

Specialities:

Offers individual and group psychotherapy, care and support for inpatients.

Contact/ address:

Nazareth Centre
405 SibiuCounty Street
Sura Mica
Sibu
Tel: 0722 683 862
Website: www.dependenta.ro

Description:

An inpatient clinic offering psychotherapy, counselling and occupational therapy for a range of substance addictions.

Teen Challenge Romania Recovery Centre, Bucharest

Specialities:

Christian-orientated rehabilitation treatment for teenage users of hard drugs and those with other addictions.

Contact/ address:

Teen Challenge Men’s Centre
No 31 Primariei Street
Gradistea
Ilfov County

Tel: 0728 877 223
Email: valeriu@teenchallenge.ro
Website: www.teenchallenge.ro

Description:

Part of the international drug rehabilitation group, Teen Challenge International. Offers a one year residential program for young men. Treatment is funded by donations.


Bonus Pastor Foundation, Targu Mures

Specialities:

Inpatient therapeutic programs, support groups and aftercare.

Contact/ Address:

Bonus Pastor Foundation,
B-dul. 73/2 Pandurilor
Targu Mures
Mures County

Tel: +40 0365 420 384
Email: office@bonuspastor.com
Website:www.bonuspastor.ro/

Description:

Medical and psychological treatments for drug addiction based around Christian beliefs.

National Narcotics Control Authorities

Name:

National Anti-drug Agency (NAA)

Contact/ Address:

National Anti-drug Agency (Agentia Nationala Antidrog)
37 Unirii Boulevard A4
Ground Floor
Bucharest
3rd District

Tel: 004 021 318 44 00
Email: petre.craciun@ana.gov.ro (press department)
Website: www.ana.gov.ro

Description:

Established in 2002, the National Anti-drug Agency is Romania’s main government agency charged with policing drugs. It is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of the interior.

The main tasks of Romania’s National Anti-drug Agency are to oversee the tackling of drug trafficking and consumption; overseeing the work of relevant law enforcement agencies, governmental organisations and non-governmental organisations, and coordinating anti-drug efforts with relevant foreign governments and bodies.

The NAA is responsible for coordinating the drafting of Romania’s National Anti-drug Strategy, and for implementing it. It is also responsible for co-ordinating all institutions involved in the national strategy, and for the creation, monitoring and endorsement of national programmes aimed at tackling illicit drug production, trafficking and abuse (and related activities, such as money laundering).

National Narcotics Control Strategies and Security Plans

Name:

National Anti-Drug Strategy 2005-2012

Type of Strategy:

Preventative

Published Authority:

National Anti-Drug Agency

Date:

03/02/2012

Internet link:

www.ana.gov.ro/vechi/eng/obiectives4_1.htm

Publisher website:

www.ana.gov.ro


Name:

National Anti-Drug Strategy 2003- 2004

Type of strategy:

Preventative

Published Authority:

National Anti-Drug Agency

Date:

2003

Internet link:

www.ana.gov.ro/vechi/eng/strategy.htm

Publisher website:

www.ana.gov.ro


Name:

Action plan for implementing the national Anti-drug Strategy 2005-2008

Type of strategy:

Preventative

Published Authority:

National Anti-Drug Agency

Date:

2005

Internet Link:

www.ana.gov.ro/vechi/eng/actionplan.doc

Publisher website:

www.ana.gov.ro


Name:

Marea Alianta Romana Antidrog Program (Great Romanian Alliance Against Drugs)

Type of strategy:

Security

Published Authority:

National Anti-drug Agency

Date:

N/A

Internet Link:

www.ana.gov.ro/vechi/eng/MARA_en.pdf

Publisher website:

www.ana.gov.ro


Name:

EU Drugs Strategy 2005- 2012

Type of strategy:

Security

Published Authority:

Council of the European Union

Date:

22/11/2004

Internet Link:

register.consilium.europa.eu/pdf/en/04/st15/st15074.en04.pdf

Publisher website:

www.consilium.europa.eu/homepage

Narcotics control regulations and laws

Name:

Law no. 143/ 2000 on combating illicit drug trafficking and consumption

Published Authority:

Ministry of Interior and Administration Reform

Date:

26/07/00

Internet link:

N/A

Publisher website:

www.mai.go.ro


Name:

Law no. 522/ 2004

Published Authority:

Ministry of Interior and Administration Reform

Date:

2004

Internet Link:

N/A

Publisher website:

www.mai.gov.ro

Facts and stats

  • In 2009 there were 32 drug-related deaths in Romania, 28 of which occurred in the capital, Bucharest.
  • In the same year there were almost 1,000 non-lethal drug emergencies across the country.
  • Approximately 87% of drug-related deaths were caused by opiates, and Methadone, often used as a substitute treatment for Heroin abuse, was implicated in around a third of such cases.
  • Nationwide, 424 patients were undergoing opiate substitution treatment in 2009. 187 of these were receiving methadone treatment.
  • In 2010, 45.9% of in-patient treatment admissions for drug abuse were for opiates.
  • 69.5% of admissions for out-patient treatment in that year were for opiates.
  • Figures from the National Report on Drugs estimate that there are 18,316 ‘problem drug users’ in Bucharest.
  • The average age of drug users entering treatment programmes was 31.7 years
  • Recent years have seen the explosion of ‘spice shops’ which sell ethno-botanical legal highs.
  • In a 2007 official survey, 1.5% of people aged 15-64 admitted using cannabis at some point in their lives.
  • Amongst school students aged 15-16, those admitting to having used Cannabis at some point in their lives increased from by 3% between 1999 and 2007. In 1999, just 1% admitted using the drug, while in 2007 this had reached 4%.
  • In 2003, there were an estimated 1,291 drug offences per 100,000 people across the country.
  • The quantities of cocaine seized by the authorities increased dramatically between 2008 and 2009. In 2008, 3kg of cocaine was seized in Romania. In 2009, this figure stood at 1,283kg.
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Governmental / Non-governmental Associations

Romanian Blue Cross

Type:

Non-governmental

Address & Contact:

Bihorului str.
Bl. 4/3
550064
Sibiu 2400

Tel: 00-4 (0) 269 212 777
Email: caro-bkr@logon.ro

Website:

www.healthyblue.org

Part of the International Blue Cross, the Romanian Blue Cross has been operating since 1990 from its base in Sibiu. It is a Christian/ humanitarian organisation that aims to provide help and support to drug addicts, and for those with family members who are addicted to drugs or alcohol. Services offered by the organisation include counselling and psychological therapy, medical assistance and advice.

Catalactica

Type:

Non-governmental

Address & Contact:

Str. Sfanta Treime
Nr. 17
Sector 2
Bucharest

Tel: 021 6190768
Email: office@Catalactica.org.ro

Website:

www.catalactica.org.ro

Catalactica is an organisation which engages in a variety of activities relating to a broad range of socio-economic issues and problems, including drugs and drug-related violence.


Romanian Harm Reduction Network (RHRN)

Type:

Non-Governmental

Address & Contact:

Valentin Simionov (Executive Director)
Bd. I. C. Bratianu, no. 35,
Apt. 11,Sector 3,
Bucharest

Tel: +4021 310 71 20
Email: Office.rhrn@gmail.com
vsimionov@rhrn.ro

Website:

www.rhrn.ro

The Romanian Harm Reduction Network is a network of 10 governmental and non-governmental organisations. It aims to help reduce risk behaviours occurring through drug use, and improve the levels of support and treatment available for drug users.


The Romanian Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

Type:

Governmental

Address & Contact:

RMCDDA
National Anti-drug Agency
37th Unirii Boulevard,
Bl. A4
3rd District
Bucharest

Tel: +40 213164797
Email: ruxanda.iliescu@ana.gov.ro (Ms. Ruxanda Iliescu)
www.ana.gov.ro/vechi/eng/rmcdda.htm

A directorate of the National Anti-drug Agency, the Romanian Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug addiction is charged with monitoring drugs use and trafficking in the country, and is a liaison point for European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.