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UNODC carry out Treatnet training aimed at psychologists and professionals in the area for the care of people with substance use disorder

Dominican Republic, 12 August 2019. In order to improve the treatment of substance use disorders and strengthen the creation of a network of experts trained in these materials, a Treatnet training volume B "Trainers of trainers and care of drug addicts" was conducted. Elements of psychosocial treatment", aimed at health professionals and in which national and international experts participated and exchanged good practices.

This replica of the Treatnet Volume B has been implemented during the months of June and August 2019 and in the same 24 professionals of the areas were certified.

This training took place at the Mi Querencia Shelter Treatment Center, in coordination with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

The closing ceremony was attended by Begoña Gómez del C., UNODC regional drug demand reduction expert, and José Antonio Fernández, director of the Mi Querencia shelter.

This initiative seeks to ensure that the care received by people with substance use disorders meets high quality standards, is based on scientific evidence and respects the human rights of people with this health condition.

Treatnet is a program carried out in nearly 30 countries. It is one of the projects that seeks to improve care for drug addicts. It is a training strategy developed since 2005 by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

With this group, UNODC has trained a total of 715 Dominican health professionals in this training since the first group was formed in the country in 2012.