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Politicians are campaigning against drug users when they have nothing to offer

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Politicians are campaigning against drug users when they have nothing to offer

05.10.2010 | Ing. Mgr. Bc. Vendula Běláčková Ph.D.

Tomas Zabransky, Head for Research and Development of the Centre for Addictology, and Jakub Frydrych, head of the National Drug Squad, participated in a radio programme discussing political aims to remove drug use and drug users from local neighbourhoods. Politicians are responding to the drug problem in an ineffective way, despite the number of drug users in the Czech Republic not rising and their removal from city centres being ineffective and almost impossible.

Pill testing will not be available at dance festivals this summer

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Pill testing will not be available at dance festivals this summer

21.06.2010 | Ing. Mgr. Bc. Vendula Běláčková Ph.D.

This year, ecstasy and other drugs will not be tested at Czech dance parties this summer for the first time in a number of years. The Czech Drug Enforcement Agency has taken a negative standpoint, claiming that NGOs offering such harm reduction intervention are actually over-stepping the law, despite the fact there have been dangerous new drugs emerging on the dance scene recently, and sold under the label of ecstasy. The topic was subject to a TV discussion on the 1st public channel; the participants were Dr. Tomas Zabransky, Head of the Research and Developmental Unit of the Centre for Addictology, and plk. Jakub Frydrych, head of the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Sport does not prevent drug use

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Sport does not prevent drug use

04.07.2006 |

29. 3. 2006 – Metro newspapers, p. 15

Addictology – new bachelor\'s study field at the First Medical Faculty of Charles University in Prague

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Addictology – new bachelor's study field at the First Medical Faculty of Charles University in Prague

23.02.2006 |

In the academic year 2005/06 the new bachelor's study field of Addictology was presented at the First Medical Faculty of Charles University in Prague. Addictology is a newly established science that focuses on various forms of human activity that might potentially lead to the acquisition of dependent behaviour, as well as on the development of appropriate evidence-based responses to it.