Project information

Project title

"Implementation of Methadone Programme in Kuldiga district"
Duration 01 December 2009 - 31 January 2011
Project goal and objectives

The main goal of the project is to implement long-term pharmacoteraphy for opioid dependent persons in Kuldiga and Kuldiga district. Project objectives:

  • To establish methadone cabinet;
  • To implement methadone maintenance programme;
  • To increase knowledge of personnel;
  • To monitor results.
Results
  • Methadone cabinet is established and equipped (22 Aizputes str., Kuldīga);
  • During the project, consulted, informed and sent to narcologist 15 patients;
  • 4 patients have received methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) - everyone had access to drug addiction specialist, psychologist and social worker;
  • Staff of MMT cabinet have participated in trainings and seminars organized by UNODC and other institutions;
  • Data on clients' health status and treatment results have been collected and analysed using Addiction Severity Index (ASI);
  • 3 seminars on pharmacotherapy with methadone were held for police, court, probation, medical and social workers in Kuldīga. In total 46 people participated.

UNODC budget

10,653.30 LVL

 

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