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Rehabilitation and Medical Centers

‘Polinar’ Medical Centre dr. NV Klimchenko, Odessa

Specialities:

Treatment and rehabilitation for individuals with psychological addictions and chemical dependencies.

Contact/ address:

Medical Centre ‘Polinar’
1st Lane Aerodromniy,
No. 4 65020
Odessa

Tel: +38 (048) 728-94-73
Email: info@medpolinar.com
Website: www.medpolinar.com

Description:

A treatment clinic with modern equipment, led by Dr. Nelly Vasilievna Klimchenko and a team of medical professionals, including psychotherapists, psychologists and hepatologists.

Diagnostic-detoxification clinic ‘Step’

Specialities:

Detox treatment for alcohol and drug abuse in Kiev.

Contact/ address:

Holosiivskyi N P Demiivskyi 5-a
Kiev

Website: N/A

Description:

Diagnostic and detoxification clinic with approximately 35 beds for patients.

Treatment and Rehabilitation clinic ‘Vita’

Specialities:

Treatment and rehabilitation for addiction

Contact/ Address:

Kiev District
Stre Kachalova,
5-aKiev
Website: N/A

Description: Rehabilitation clinic with approximately 100 beds.

National Narcotics Control Authorities

Name:

National Coordination Council for the Fight Against Drugs

Contact/ address:

N/A

Website:

N/A

Part of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.


Name:

Drug Enforcement Department/ Office of the Fight against Drug Trafficking

Contact/ address:

04119 Str. Vozdvizhenskaya 4A
Kyiv

Tel: 044 425 50 90
Website: mvdobl.kiev.ua/ubnon.html

Responsible for coordinating and carrying out efforts to detect, intercept and prosecute illegal drug use and distribution. This includes efforts to detect drug smuggling rings, drug dealers, producers and others involved in the illegal drugs trade.

National Narcotics Control Strategies and Security Plans

Name:

State Policy in the Sphere of Illegal Trade of Narcotic Substances

Type:

NA

Published Authority:

NA

Date:

NA

Internet link:

Publisher website:

Name:

National Program

Type:

NA

Published Authority:

NA

Date:

NA

Internet link:

Publisher website:

Narcotics control regulations and laws

Name:

Law of Ukraine on Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic substances and Precursors

Published Authority:

Ministry of Internal Affairs

Date:

N/A

Internet link:

mvs.gov.ua/mvs/control/main/en/publish/article/340704;jsessionid=CFA3C8FD047A76FE6BCE37D4EE6D0A72

Publisher website: mvs.gov.ua/mvs/control/main/en/index


Name:

Law of Ukraine on Counteraction Measures against Illegal Circulation of Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Precursors and Abuse of Them

Published Authority:

Ministry of Internal Affairs

Date:

16/04/95

Internet link:

bumad.un.kiev.ua/File/Library/Drug_traff_law_of_Ukraine-1995.doc (information resource)

Publisher website:

mvs.gov.ua/mvs/control/main/en/index

Facts and stats

  • In Ukraine, approximately one million people are addicted to alcohol.
  • An estimated 1 million people use illicit drugs in the country
  • It has been estimated that 5% of the Ukrainian population dies prematurely at a young age due to the effects of drug use
  • Approximately 40,000 people die each year as a result of alcohol abuse
  • Alcohol is far more frequently abused in rural areas than more affluent urban centres. It has been estimated that as much as 50% of the adult population in rural areas have alcohol addictions.
  • Since the break-up of the Soviet Union, a growing number of Ukrainians have developed addictions to injectable drugs such as Heroin. This, combined with poor education about the risks of such drug use, has led to a spiralling amount of HIV-positive drug users. Approximately 440,000 people in Ukraine are HIV-positive, including 117,000 new cases every year.
  • Prior to 2008 no official national research was carried out on the number of drug users in Ukraine.
  • The international Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children Study (supported by UNICEF and the World Health Organisation), found that 4% of children aged 13 had used drugs at some point in their life. 6% of 15-year-olds had taken drugs. Amongst those in their first year of vocational school or higher education, this figure was 11% and 10% respectively.
  • Another international project, The European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs, found significant drops in drug using school children between 1999 and 2007. For example, in 1999, the amount of 15-16 year olds taking Marijuana was 20.7%, while in 2007, this figure was 13.6%. Cocaine usage dropped from 3.9% to 0.5%, while Heroin usage dropped from 5.7% to 0.5%.

Governmental / Non-governmental Associations

Ukrainian Medical and Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Alcohol

Type:

Governmental

Address/ contact: Ukrainian Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Alcohol,
1/12 St. Chervonotkatska,
02100,
Kyiv

Website: www.damonitoring.net.ua

Established by the Ministry of Health to monitor the use of alcohol and drugs in the country. An important part of this is the National Observatory of Drugs and Alcohol, which is a point of contact for both governmental drug-related organisations and NGO’s.


Narconon Kharkov

Type:

Non-governmental

Address/ contact:

‘Your Win’
Drug Prevention
Newton Street 125b, 4.
Kharkov City
61162
Ukraine

Tel: (38) 057-336-4482
Email: narcony@mail.ru

Website: www.narconon.org/drug-education/narconon-kharkov-ukraine.html

Narconon is an international drug education and prevention organisation. The Ukraine chapter of the organisation was started by Marina Gribinova in the 1990s, and its activities include anti-drugs lectures to school children, university students and adults. It also distributes educational material on drugs via DVD and broadcast TV. The parent organisation Narconon has alleged links to the Church of Scientology.


All-Ukrainian Charitable Foundation ‘Social Partnership’

Address/ contact: 8-a Lobachevsky lane,
02090
Kyiv

Tel: 044 591 54 44
Email: info@socpartnerstvo.org

Website: www.socpartnerstvo.org

Specialises in helping the homeless, impoverished children and other vulnerable groups. This includes support for those with drug addictions, particularly through its work with Rehabilitation Centre ‘Vostok’.