Opioid Substitution Therapy in Eurasia: How to increase the access and improve the quality

Opioid Substitution Therapy in Eurasia: How to increase the access and improve the quality
reply

The purpose of this paper is to provide an upto- date overview of the state of OST service provision in Eurasia, with a particular focus on access and quality issues. It is based on data collected by the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network between August and November 2011, and is therefore intended to capture some of the most recent developments that took place in the region since the release of the 2010 global update. The paper will begin by providing essential information on OST in all 29 countries of the region. The subsequent sections of the 2 paper are structured around three distinct sets of countries, which, following initial pilots, either

  1.  succeeded in expanding OST services, to varying degrees, through their national funding;
  2. have some barriers to overcome before going beyond the limited scale of OST availability and sustainability; or 3) have not introduced or have discontinued existing OST programmes, mainly for political reasons.
Published in 2012 by International Drug Policy Consortium
Alisher Latypov -EHRN
Asya Bidordinova
Avet Khachatrian