Bulgaria

Rehabilitation and Medical Centers

Hospital Name:

Tokuda Hospital Sofia

Specialities:

A private hospital that offers addiction treatment, amongst other medical services.

Contact/ address:

Atanas Dukov
1407 , Sofia, Bulgaria
34433
Bulgaria


Tel: +35924034000
Website:http://www.tokudabolnica.bg/en/tokuda-hospital-sofia-ths

Description:

Part of the largest private healthcare provider in Bulgaria, Tokuda Hospital Sofia has almost 300 beds in private rooms. The hospital offers addiction treatment alongside a broader range of healthcare services.

National Narcotics Control Authorities

Name:

The National Focal Point in the field of drugs and drug addictions

Contact/ address:

Sofia, Bulgaria 1303
117, Pirotska str.

Phones: (+359 2) 831 3079, 832 61 37, 832 61 36
Fax: (+359 2) 832 10 47, 831 30 79

Email:info@iegm.gov.tr

Website:http://www.nfp-drugs.bg/en/?itype=192

The National Focal Point on Drugs and Drug Addictionin the field of drugs and drug addictions is a unit founded with a decision of the National Drug Council (NDC) and with the order of the Minister of Health as a part of the implementation of the National Anti-Drugs Strategy 2003-2008.

NFP is based in the National Centre for Addictions. The unit carries out informational, analytical, science research, expert-consultative and publishing activities, and is the official partner of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addictions (EMCDDA) on the behalf of the Republic of Bulgaria, as well as a participant in the European Network for Information in the field of drugs (REITOX).

National Narcotics Control Strategies and Security Plans

Name:

Policy and National Strategy Document Counteracting Addictive Substances and Substance Addiction 2009-2013

Type:

Preventative

Published Authority:

Ministry of Interior

Date:

2009

Internet link:

http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/countries/national-drug-strategies/bulgaria

Publisher website:

http://www.emcdda.europa.eu

Name:

Bulgaria Action Plan 2009-2013

Type:

Preventative

Published Authority:

Ministry of Interior

Date:

2009

Internet link:

www.emcdda.europa.eu/attachements.cfm/att_138746_EN_Turkey%20Action%20Plan%202010-2012%20English.pdf

Publisher website:

http://www.emcdda.europa.eu

Narcotics control regulations and laws

Name:

BulgariaPenal Code articles 242

Published Authority:

Ministry of Interior

Date:

Internet link:

http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/html.cfm/index5174EN.html?pluginMethod=eldd.countryprofiles&country=BG

Publisher website:

http://www.emcdda.europa.eu


Name:

BulgariaPenal Code article 321

Published Authority:

Ministry of Interior

Date:

12/10/2000

Internet link:

http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/html.cfm/index5174EN.html?pluginMethod=eldd.countryprofiles&country=BG

Publisher website:

http://www.emcdda.europa.eu.

Facts and stats

  • A national representative study among the general population was repeated in Bulgaria in 2008 among people aged 15–64 on their use of and attitudes towards different psychoactive substances.

  • The data indicated that lifetime prevalence of cannabis use was 7.3 %, last year prevalence 2.7 % and last month prevalence 1.4 %.

  • In 2005 lifetime prevalence of cannabis was 4.4 % and in 2007 it was 5.6 %.

  • In 2011 the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) study was conducted among 15- to 16-year-old students for the fourth time, with a sample size of 2 217.

  • A study on drug use among students representing 29 universities across the country was conducted in 2010, and local surveys on drug-use related risks were carried out in 2011 among students (grades 7 to 13) in five cities.

Governmental / Non-governmental Associations

National Centre for Addictions

Type:

Governmental

Address & Contact:

117, Pirotska Str.,
BG-1303 Sofia
Tel. +359 28313079
Fax +359 28321047
Email:office@nfp-drugs.bg
Website:www.nfp-drugs.bg

The national focal point on Drugs and drug addiction (NFP) is based in the National Centre for Addictions. The unit carries out informational, analytical, scientific research, expert-consultative and publishing activities.

The main objectives of NFP activities include methodological control, collection, evaluation and classification, processing, storage, analysis and dissemination of information in the field of drug demand and supply in Bulgaria, drugs policy and the response to the situation in that field. The NFP works on the provision of information, supporting the activity of the National Drug Council and the formulation of a state policy towards drugs and drug addiction.