Photo Credit: Cankarjev dom Cultural and Congress Centre

The 6th Slovene Drug Addiction Treatment Conference, held between 28 in 29 March, 2018, in Cankarjev dom Cultural and Congress Centre (CD), stems from 20 years of traditional meetings that have been organised by SEEAnet (South Eastern European and Adriatic Addiction Treatment Network). The Conference’s aim is to present the achievements and problems in the area of preventing, dealing with, treating and reducing the harm of all kinds of addictions.

This year’s Conference will deal with strategis and practices for lessening the mortality among people who take psychoactive substances, particularly opioids – either prescribed or purchased on the black market. The Conference will focus also on the possibilities of reducing the addictions based in use of psychotropics and painkillers. In addition, different programmes of communal field work, addiction programmes including therapeutic groups will be presented, while paths for a better accessibility of the hepatitis C treatment will be sought for.

Photo credit: Personal archive

Andrej Kastelic, MD, PhD, the President of the SEEA net – Network programs dealing with addiction & the organizer of the conference: “In recent years we have annually organized conferences and consultations where we presented the latest developments in the field of addiction and tried to prepare for the anticipated changes. Every other year we also organize a symposium, together with specialists in the treatment of hepatitis C, on the treatment of the disease among people who use drugs. As usually, we will host some of the most well-known international experts, to talk about some aspects of “non-chemical/process” addiction, re-treatment of persons who are taking new psychoactive substances and drugs for increasing our productivity, gaming and its addiction, and present their achievements and plans for the prevention and treatment of all types of addiction.”

The CD Congress Centre Ljubljana is the largest convention centre in Slovenia and the traditional venue for the event. A PCO boasting rich history and amazing architecture on its 4000 m² of exhibition space, CD offers 22 diverse halls, suitable for smaller and big events, congresses, conferences, seminars, trade fairs, etc. Located in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, the location serves as a perfect spot for this kind of event with everything under one roof – technical support, excellent congress team, professional services, etc.

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