‘Treating people who use drug in custodial settings’

Andrej Kastelic, MD, PhD is the head of the National Center for the Treatment of Drug Addiction at the University Psychiatric Clinic in Ljubljana (Slovenia, EU) and a teacher for addiction, psychiatry and mental health at the University of Ljubljana. He is a consultant/expert, especially in developing addiction treatment programs in communities and custodial settings for UNAIDS, UNODC, WHO, EU, Council of Europe – Pompidou Group, EMCDDA, OSCE, Global Found. He has been involved as a consultant and principal trainer in developing treatment and harm reduction programs in several countries like Austria, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Island, Kosovo, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Taiwan, Turkey and some Caribbean countries. Andrej has been the President of the Global Addiction Association and has served as Secretary General of the European Opiate Addiction Treatment Association (EUROPAD). He is a founding member of the World Federation for the Treatment of Opiate Dependence (WFO), President of the South Eastern European and Adriatic Society, President of the SEE Adriatic Addiction Treatment Network (SEEA net), founding member of ISAM and used to be Board Member of World Association on Dual Disorders (WADD). He received the Dole–Nyswander Award in 2001 from the American Association for Treatment of Opiate Dependence (AATOD), the Gold Reflection Award in 2002, the Slovene Ministry of Justice Award in 2005 and the EUROPAD “Chimera” Award in 2008.

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