International — Drug Control Policies Around The World

Personal Use Limits

(Personal Use Limits) "In December 2009, the GOC approved a law that prohibited the possession and consumption of small, "personal," amounts of illegal drugs. However, in August 2011, the Colombian Supreme Court overturned this law, finding that Legislative Act No.

Substance Abuse Treatment Policy Coordination

(Substance Abuse Treatment Policy Coordination) "The Ministry of Social Protection is the agency responsible for designing and executing public policy on treatment of drug abuse problems, for monitoring and regulating the supply of treatment, and for human resource training. The departmental health institutes are responsible for monitoring and regulating the supply of treatment, supervising programs, and human resource training.
"The country does not provide data on public financing allocated for treatment activities.

Availability of Specialty Treatment Services

(Availability of Specialty Treatment Services) "The country [Colombia] has 120 officially licensed specialized drug abuse treatment facilities in 23 of the country’s 32 departments, all of which operate under the responsibility of professional staff with specific training in this area. However, the country does not have a single register with data on the number of cases treated or on cases that were referred to such establishments through the general health care system.

Harm Reduction Activities

(Harm Reduction Activities) Romanian drug control authorities report that harm reduction programs in that country served 17,646 people during the period 2004-2011, of whom 3,135 were sole beneficiaries. This includes 7,356 served through fixed harm reduction centers (cumulative 2007-2011), of whom 3,135 were sole beneficiaries, and 12,275 served through mobile facilities/outreach (cumulative 2004-2011), of whom 2,040 were sole beneficiaries.

Harm Reduction Projects in Romania

(Harm Reduction Projects in Romania) "The “SECOND CHANCE” Project, co-financed by the European Social Fund through the Sectoral Operational Programme for Human Resources Development 2007 - 2013, "Investing in People" is implemented by ARAS in partnership with the Integration and Sens Pozitiv Associations, as well as with the National Institute for Infectious Disease' Prof. Dr. Matei Bals', from 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2013.

Unreliable Information on Counternarcotics Funding to Andean Countries

(Unreliable Information on Counternarcotics Funding to Andean Countries) "Given the strategic importance of reducing drug production and trafficking in the Andean countries—the source of more than 95 percent of the cocaine seized in the United States and much of the heroin available east of the Mississippi River—accurate and reliable information on the results of this assistance is essential.