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.
"Resolution No. 1315 of 2006 of the Ministry of Social Protection and its technical annexes govern the operation of specialized facilities that provide treatment services for persons with problems associated with drug use and define the official licensing procedure to authorize the operation of specialized facilities that provide these services. The country has an official directory of specialized treatment centers that offer treatment services for persons with drug related problems. This Directory can be consulted on the web page of the Ministry of Social Protection.
"In addition, the country has a system for monitoring specialized facilities that provide treatment services.
"The country does not provide information on the number of facilities in the primary health care (PHC) network that carry out specific activities to address problems associated with drug use."

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"Colombia: Evaluation of Progress in Drug Control 2007-2009." Organization of American States (OAS) Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) Multilateral Evaluation Mechanism (MEM). Washington, DC: January 2011. OAS/Ser.L/XIV.2.48, CICAD/docx.1843/10, pp. 10-11.
http://www.cicad.oas.org/mem/r...

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