The most recent publication is:

UNODC (2012): TREATNET Quality Standards for Drug Dependence Treatment and Care Services

Quality drug dependence treatment and care services play a key role in reducing the demand for illicit and licit drugs, HIV transmission amongst drug users, drug related crime, incarceration and relapse. The UNODC TREATNET seeks to make a contribution to the development of evidence-based drug dependence treatment services. So, specific quality standards for drug dependence treatment and care services based on the UNODC/WHO Principles of Drug Dependence Treatment and Care have been developed. The application of these standards is intended for the scope of the project and beyond.



UNODC (2011): Ensuring availability of controlled medications for the relief of pain and preventing diversion and abuse

This Discussion Paper was prepared as a conference room paper for the 54th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs at which the adequate availability of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances for medical and scientific purposes in accordance with the international drug control treaties was on the agenda.


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