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Psychoactive Substance Abuse Crime Monitoring Unit

Main responsibilities:

  • collection, processing, and analysis of high-quality analytical, epidemiological, statistical, and other information on crimes related to psychoactive substance abuse from the public, private and non-governmental organizations, including in terms of illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, as well as the counteraction to their illicit trafficking
  • monitoring of the drug situation in Ukraine pursuant to the requirements of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction on the Drug Market and Crime Indicator (availability and channels of psychoactive substances in terms of their class, type, prices, drug-related crime, drug seizures, dismantled laboratories, cultivation of drug-containing plants, etc.)
  • preparation of suggestions, based on the results of monitoring crimes related to psychoactive substance abuse,  for shaping and implementing the state policy on trafficking in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, their analogues and precursors, as well as the counteraction to their illicit trafficking
  • ensuring the development of data collection systems, including the statistical methods through improving the accounting and reporting methods, raising the level of professional training of experts in relevant areas
  • participation in long-term systematic monitoring of the situation with drug and alcohol situation in Ukraine, its analysis and forecasting changes
  • participation in creating and keeping electronic databases for the monitoring of crimes related to psychoactive substance abuse
  • interaction and exchange of information with national and international organizations to conduct drug and alcohol monitoring research
  • participation in drafting the National Report on Drug and Alcohol Situation in Ukraine in terms of the Drug Market and Crime Indicator (availability and channels of psychoactive substances in terms of their class, type, prices, drug-related crime, drug seizures, dismantled laboratories, cultivation of drug-containing plants, etc.)
  • participation in drafting legislative acts within state policy on psychoactive substances, anti-drug and anti-alcohol prevention, including rules, regulations, and standards, the state and industry programs aimed at improving the drug and alcohol situation in the country
  • informative, analytical, research activities in the area of drug-related crimes

Recent news

Announcement on Updated Edition of the Statute

State Agency «Institute of Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatric Examination and Drug Monitoring of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine» informs that the Order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine #2065 of 27 September 2021 approved the Statute of the Institute of Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatric Examination and Drug Monitoring of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine» […]

Mental Health Visual Materials

Please find the Mental Health Visual Materials in the “Guidance Materials“ section to download.

64th session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs

Employees of the State Agency «Center for Mental Health and Monitoring Drugs and Alcohol of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine» are attending the 64th session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs, scheduled to run from 12 to 15 April. The Commission was set up by Resolution 9 (I) of the Economic and Social Council […]

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