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Session 3: Demand reduction of synthetic drugs and related measures

Training Material
Illicit drugs and chemical precursors


Selected presentations from the OSCE-wide conference on Combating the Threat of Illicit Drugs and the Diversion of Chemical Precursors entitled “Evolving Threat of Synthetic Drugs: from Addiction to Rehabilitation and Reintegration”

Illicit drugs and chemical precursors
Target group
Delegations, Experts, Government officials, International organizations, Law enforcement officers, NGOs
drugs trafficking and/or drugs distribution


Presentations include:

  1. Methamphetamine Use and Treatment in Slovakia - Adam Kurilla, Expert, Centre for Treatment of Drug Dependencies, Slovakia
  2. Challenges regarding Harm Reduction Services in Slovakia - Dominika Jašeková, Executive Director, NGO “ODYSEUS”, Slovakia
  3. Activities of the Turkish Police in Promoting Demand Reduction of Synthetic Drugs and Fostering Pertinent Cooperation with other Ministries/Agencies/NGOs - Murat Sarigüzel, Chief, Turkish Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction, Counter-Narcotics Department, Turkish National Police
  4. Drug Checking – 22 years in Harm Reduction Approach - Karl Schubert-Kociper, Head, Division for Addiction Prevention, Suchthilfe Wien, Director, Centre of Competence for Recreational Drugs
  5. Combatting Synthetic Drugs: INL’s Global Strategy - James Callahan, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, United States
  6. Current Drug Situation in the Republic of Belarus: Evolution, Trends, Taken Measures, Prognoses - Andrei Saladovnikov, Deputy Head, Main Directorate for Countering Trafficking in Drugs and Human Beings, Ministry of Interior, Belarus
  7. Synthetic Drug: Demand Reduction - Gilberto Gerra, Chief, Drug Prevention & Health Branch, UNODC
  8. Recovery Generates Positive Values for Society - Monica Barzanti, Head of International Relations, Community of San Patrignano, Italy