Rehabilitation and Medical Centers
Dr Vorobiev Arabic Rehab Clinic, Moscow
Supplying a range of treatments and detox programmes utilising revolutionary methods, resulting in an apparently painless detoxification from heroin, methadone and alcohol addiction.
Tel: +7 905 751 1428
Using “revolutionary” techniques involving both physical and behavioural therapies, this clinic claims to combine traditional and contemporary medical techniques to help addicts on the road to a successful recovery.
Narcotics control regulations and laws
Federal drug law
Government of the Russian Federation
December 11, 2004
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Facts and stats
Russia has amongst the highest levels of injected drug use in the world, with an estimated 1.8 million users. The number of opiate users is thought to exceed 1.6 million. This has fuelled something of an HIV epidemic in Russia.
Russian drug policy has traditionally taken a hard line with addicts, with an emphasis on prison sentences rather than treatment.
The distribution and use of methadone is banned, even by prescription.
More than 20% of Russia’s prison population were charged with drug offences.
On February 16 2008, President Vladimir Putin announced an official professional holiday – the Day of Drug Control Authorities.
In addition to its drug problem, alcoholism is acknowledged to be a serious issue in Russia, causing 500,000 deaths in the country per year.
Russians on average consume roughly 18 litres of spirits every year – more than double the amount that the WHO considers dangerous.
Governmental / Non-governmental Associations
Drug Abuse Prevention Center
9, Marata Str.
St. Petersburg 191025
The Drug Abuse Prevention Center aims to develop initiatives such as drug helplines and volunteer movements, as well as helping to educate and co-ordinate policy makers.
Russian Narcological Association
Narcology 7 Pshchothrapy Inst. Of Post-Graduate Education/P.O.Box 27 R-109462 Moscow