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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