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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