The EU-ACT cooperation project works together with the Georgian Ministry of Health in the drawing up of an effective protocol against drug dependence
Faced with the problems posed by drug use and the consequences that this entails, the cooperation projectEU-ACT works alongside the Georgia Ministry of Health through the Centre for Mental Health and Addiction Prevention (CMHPA) to support the institution in the development of a clinical protocol for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of drug dependence based on the best European practices and scientific evidence.
To do this, work has been done on evaluating trends in new psychoactive substances and their main chemical precursors. In addition, substances have been classified according to the disorders they cause and a protocol developed that establishes, step by step, what medical actions must be taken, explaining the reason and justification for each action.
Within the framework of EU-ACT, international experts have worked together with Georgian specialists to establish just such a protocol. This has involved conducting online consultations with various representatives of the Centre for Mental Health and Addiction Prevention, the Georgian Ministry of Health, private clinics and the psychiatric units working in the field.
Thanks to this joint effort, Georgia is moving towards standardised and harmonised medical procedures for multiple drug users and is ultimately offering better medical services for those patients who require them.
About the project:
EU-ACT is a project financed by the European Union managed by FIIAPP. Its objective is to improve the effectiveness and operational cooperation of the agencies in charge of investigating drug trafficking and associated organised crime. It also promotes the improvement of institutional synergies in the fight against international organised crime.