Regulatory documents collection of the of the CSTO member states regulating the organization of drug treatment services

Analysis of the nature of illicit drug trafficking and its consequences indicates that the current stage of development of the drug situation in the CSTO region of responsibility is characterized by two equally important trends. On the one hand, there is an evolution of illegal activity in the direction of the emergence of new types of psychoactive substances, synthetic drugs, psychostimulants, as well as modification of the methods of criminal activity related to their trafficking, including communications between offenders and a shift in emphasis on high-tech solutions to achieve criminal results. On the other hand, the traffic pressure of traditional drugs of the cannabis and opium groups continues unabated.

Thanks to intensive measures taken by the competent authorities and the establishment of a comprehensive system of measures to counter drug trafficking in the CSTO member states, the drug situation has become somewhat less tense in recent years. However, it is not possible to claim that the problem of non-medical drug use and the social consequences associated with drug distribution have been eliminated.

These factors are a serious obstacle to the dynamic socio-economic development of the CSTO member states and have a destructive impact on the state of collective security.

At the same time, normative legal regulation in the law enforcement sphere of the CSTO member states is more coordinated than in the field of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of drug users.

In this regard, it becomes relevant to exchange information on national normative legal acts regulating the circulation of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, the provision of drug treatment and prevention of non-medical drug use. Analyzing this information can become a basis for improving the legal framework for the formation of a single vector in this area, based on modern requirements, best practices and scientific achievements.

This collection reflects the public health approaches of the CSTO member states in response to the dynamically changing drug situation, taking into account their obligations to protect the life and health of the population of our countries.

We would like to express our gratitude to all specialists who took part in the development of this material.

Secretary of the Coordination Meeting of Chief Narcologists of the CSTO member states, Candidate of Medical Sciences Y.B. Shevtsova

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