WHO International Healthy Cities Conference

Addressing the issue of drugs in cities

The round-table focused on the revised strategy and the specific programmes implemented by the Greek Organisation against Drugs (OKANA) to address the drugs issue in Greece under the economic crisis. The representatives of OKANA explored various questions, such as the goals and achievements of the implemented interventions and programmes; the interventions for adolescent and juvenile young users (Atrapos project); the life-saving substitution programmes that should be embraced by the whole of the society; the intervention opportunities for psychoactive substance users not receiving treatment; and OKANA’s treatment interventions in prison settings.

Michail Katrinis, President of the Greek Organization against Drugs (OKANA), was the facilitator of the round-table.