Bogotá’s medical care centres for drug addicts (CAMAD)

20 December 2012

Series on Legislative Reform of Drug Policies Nr. 22

In September 2012, the mayor of Bogotá, Gustavo Petro, launched the first centre for drug addicts in the Bronx, a marginalised city-centre neighbourhood. Called the Medical Care Centre for Dependent Drug Users (Centro de Atención Médica a Drogo­dependientes - CAMAD), it is staffed by psy­chiatrists, psychologists, doctors and nurses.

The people given care in these cen­tres are in an at-risk situation and socially excluded due to their high levels of drug dependency.

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