‘The Neuroscience of Addiction Recovery’ Dr. Montoya is the Director of the Division of Therapeutics and MedicalConsequences (DTMC) of NIDA. He has a Medical Doctor and Psychiatrist degree from the University of Antioquia in Colombia and a Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. He was a Humphrey Fellow at Johns Hopkins and a […]


‘Strengthening global efforts in addressing substance use and addictive behaviors: an update from WHO’ Dévora Kestel is a senior mental health policy specialist with more than twenty-five years of international experience in Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America, implementing and advising governments on national policies related to mental health systems. She is a strong advocate […]


‘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 […]


‘Priorities for addressing substance use disorder in humanitarian settings’ Anja Busse, Programme Officer at the Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section (PTRS) of the UNODC Drug Prevention and Health Branch, coordinates UNODC’s global projects on drug use disorder treatment and care. This includes providing technical assistance to Member States and developing and disseminating technical guidance documents. […]


“Public Health Approach to Addiction” Dr. Hamad Al Ghafri is the Director General and the Head of the WHO Collaborative Center for substance use prevention and treatment of substance use disorders (National Rehabilitation Centre Abu Dhabi). He received his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, 1999 and his […]