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Drug abuse prevention: organizational and methodical aspects Ľ


K. N. Lobanov

* Originally in Russian:
Lobanov, K. N. (2002). Drug addict rehabilitation service and its role in drug prevention in correctional institutions. In: Drug abuse prevention: organizational and methodical aspects. Concluding materials of the international project, pp. 203–210. Kharkiv: Finart.

The problem of drug prevention is of great importance in the conditions of the essential aggravation of the criminological situation in the country, of physical and moral state of the population. The prevention of drugs in correctional institutions is an important aspect of this problem. The main branch in the system of specialised institutions of the Ministry of Justice of Russia is Drug Addict Rehabilitation Service. The principle functions of Drug Addict Rehabilitation Service are the preventive and the remedial measures. The complex approach on the drug prevention is widely used among the convicted. That means the use of psychological, pedagogical, remedial, preventive and other methods and technologies by narcologists, psychiatrist as well as by the permanent staff of correctional institutions. As a result of such complex approach must be the changes of the consence and the behaviour of potential drug addicts during their imprisonment and after their release. One remarkable feature of the prevention among the convicted is the expedience of the educational methods, their equivalent character. An insufficient work of the educational methods is performed among the convicted drug addicts, who donít trust the remedial staff of correctional institutions.

The preventive measures donít aggravate the importance and necessity of the work with the staff of correctional institutions. Drug Addict Rehabilitation Service should be reformed in order to provide more effective measures of drug prevention among the convicted.

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