Drug treatment systems in the Western Balkans: outcomes of a joint EMCDDA-UNODC survey of drug treatment facilities


This report presents a summary of the key findings from drug treatment facility surveys carried out in 2017 in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and the territory of Kosovo. The results provide insight into the characteristics and capacity of the treatment systems, as well as the availability and provision of treatment interventions. The report also considers the implications for practice and policy.

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Table of contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Background
  • The aims of the facility surveys in the Western Balkan region
  • Methods
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Kosovo*
  • Serbia
  • Discussion and way forward
  • References


* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence. It applies to all mentions of Kosovo in this publication.