The National Focal Point in the field of drugs and drug addictions is a unit founded with a decision of the National Drug Council and with the order of the Minister of Health as a part of the implementation of the National Anti-Drugs Strategy 2003-2008.

NFP is based in the National Centre for Addictions and is the official partner of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addictions (EMCDDA) on the behalf of the Republic of Bulgaria, as well as a participant in the European Network for Information in the field of drugs (REITOX).

2015-03-09 EMCDDA presents latest update on ‘new drugs’ from EU Early Warning System

This report provides an update on new psychoactive substances (NPS) in Europe for 2014.

2013-06-26 WORLD DRUG REPORT 2013

WORLD DRUG REPORT 2013 TO BE LAUNCHED ON WEDNESDAY, 26 JUNE

2013-06-24 NEW PUBLICATION ON MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION IN PRISONS

Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe

2013-06-24 THIRD INTERNATIONAL MULTIDISCIPLINARY FORUM ON NEW DRUGS, 27-28 JUNE 2013, LISBON

Over 100 specialists from across the globe to review international developments in ‘new drugs’ field.

2012-10-16 EMCDDA INSIGHTS INTO THE SOCIAL REINTEGRATION OF DRUG USERS

Neglecting the social needs of drug users can undermine chances of long-term recovery

2012-10-02 ANNUAL REPORT 2012: THE STATE OF THE DRUGS PROBLEM IN EUROPE

EU drugs agency to present the latest statistics, trends and analysis

Guidelines for the evaluation of drug prevention

A manual for programme planners and evaluators (second edition)

2012-26-04 EMCDDA–EUROPOL ANNUAL REPORT REVIEWS NEW DRUGS ENTERING MARKET

New drugs detected in the EU at the rate of around one per week, say agencies

2012-13-01 HIV IN INJECTING DRUG USERS IN THE EU/EEA, FOLLOWING A REPORTED INCREASE OF CASES IN GREECE AND ROMANIA

Increases were documented in six countries

2012-01-10 EMCDDA PUBLISHED 22ND ISSUE OF "DRUGS IN FOCUS"

Тopic of the publication: Responding to new psychoactive substances”

ANNUAL INFORMATION BULLETIN

The team of the National Focal Point produce an Annual Information Bulletin - 2011.

2011-11-28 EU DRUGS AGENCY HOSTS 2011 ESPAD MEETING IN LISBON

EMCDDA and ESPAD to scale up cooperation through new joint actions

2011-11-15 ANNUAL REPORT: HIGHLIGHTS

Policies and responses must be fit to face the challenges of the next decade, says drugs agency chief

2011-11-11 EMCDDA SCIENTIFIC PAPER AWARD - 14 NOVEMBER, LISBON

EMCDDA celebrates scientific writing with new award

2011-10-10 ANNUAL REPORT 2011: THE STATE OF THE DRUGS PROBLEM IN EUROPE

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addictions (EMCDDA) will present its annual evaluation of the drugs problem in Europe in its Annual Report 2011, to be published on 15 November in Lisbon.

2011-09-27 ANNUAL EXPERT MEETING ON TREATMENT DEMAND INDICATOR

On 20 and 21 September 2011 in Lisbon, Portugal, An Annual Expert Meeting on Treatment Demand Indicator was held.

2011-09-26 CONDUCTED SCHOOL STUDIES IN THE TOWNS OF TURGOVISHTE, GABROVO AND MONTANA

Over the period April-May 2011 the Municipal Councils for Drugs in the towns of Turgovishte, Gabrovo and Montana, with the methodological support of the National Focal Point conducted school studies.

2011-06-30 REGULAR ANNUAL EXPERT MEETING ON THE INDICATOR “GENERAL POPULATION SURVEYS”

On 21 and 22 June 2011 Mr Momtchil Vassilev (Director of the National Focal Point) and Antonia Bancheva took part in A Regular Annual Expert Meeting on the indicator “General population surveys”.

2011-06-26 THE INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING

Each year around 210 million people worldwide use prohibited narcotic substances and around 200 000 of them die consequently. Still, the challenges related to drug use could be counteracted.

2011-05-31 THE ANNUAL REPORT ON THE PROBLEMS RELATED TO DRUGS AND DRUG ADDICTIONS IN BULGARIA - 2010

All the people and institutions concerned could download the Annual Report on the problems related to drugs and drug addictions in Bulgaria – 2010.

2011-05-11 A TOTAL OF 41 NEW PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCES WERE OFFICIALLY REPORTED

This was announced in the Annual Report for 2010 published today in Lisbon. A total of 41 new psychoactive substances have been officially reported for the first time to both the agencies in 2010.

2009-03-26 PRESENTATION OF DATA FROM THE EUROPEAN SCHOOL PROJECT ON ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS (ESPAD ’07)

At a press-conference held on 26th March 2009 in Sofia, data were presented from a comparative international survey on the use of cigarettes, alcohol and illicit drugs among the 15-16-year-old students in 35 European countries including Bulgaria.

2009-05-11 EMCDDA CELEBRATED 15 YEARS OF DRUG MONITORING WITH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

From 06- 08 May 2009 in Lisbon, Portugal, experts and policymakers gathered for an international conference, dedicated to 'Identifying Europe’s information needs for effective drug policy'

2009-03-15 ACTION PLAN OF THE EC FOR 2009-2012

On 8th December 2008 the European Council adopted the Action Plan of the European Union for 2009-2012 in the field of drugs which was proposed by the European Commission in September 2008.

2009-01-28 TRAINING SEMINAR ON THE NATIONAL MONITORING SYSTEM OF TREATMENT DEMAND

On 26th -27th January 2009 at the Institute of Post-Graduate Qualification at the University of National and World Economy a training seminar was held on topic: ”Development of a National Monitoring System of treatment demand in relation to drug use".

2008-11-06 A PRESENTATION OF THE US ANNUAL REPORT ON THE SITUATION OF THE DRUG PROBLEM

On 06th November 2008 on the premises of the European Parliament in Brussels the Annual Report was presented on the situation of the drug problem in Europe for 2008 prepared by the EMCDDA.

2008-10-29 Presentation of a survey among the students from VII to XII class in the city of Sofia - 2008

A sociological survey was carried out about the attitudes to and the use of psychoactive drugs among the students from VII to XII class.

2008-04-16 A presentation of international comparative study

On 15 April 2008 in Sofia was presented the international comparative study among pupils ‘Investigation on life and conditions of life of young people in Europe’

2008-03-06 NEW DRUG BZP TO BE PLACED UNDER CONTROL ACROSS THE EU

On 3 March 2008 Europe responded to concerns over the use of the stimulant drug BZP by subjecting it to “control measures and criminal provisions” across EU Member States.

2008-02-11 The December issue of the bulletin ‘Together’

The bulletin of the Sofia Municipality Center for Addictions

2008-02-08 DRUGNET IRELAND Issue 24, winter 2007

Several interesting matters are discussed in 2007 winter issue of DRUGNET, newsletter of the Alcohol and Drug Research Unit at Ireland Health Research Board.

2007-12-03 An Annual Expert Meeting under the DRD indicator

On 27 and 28 November 2007 was held an Annual meeting under the ‘Drug-related mortality and mortality among drug addicts’ indicator

2007-11-23 III-rd Annual Expert Meeting 2007 on the distribution and use of drugs

On 22 November 2007 in hotel "Sheraton" was organized the III-rd Annual Expert Meeting 2007 on the theme: ‘Facts and trends in the distribution and use of drugs in Europe and Bulgaria’

2007-11-05 A working meeting on organization of investigations at the municipal level

A working meeting was held on 2 November 2007 in with representatives of PIC and Municipal Drug Councils on the theme: ‘Organization of investigations at the municipal level’

2007-10-22 A conference on recreational drug use in Vienna

A Conference was held on 19 November 2007 in Vienna on the theme "New aspects and developments in recreational drug use"

2007-09-27 An Annual Meeting under the Treatment Demand Indicator

An Annual Meeting of experts was held on 24 and 25 September 2007 at the head offices of EMCDDA in Lisbon, under the Treatment Demand Indicator

2007-09-20 A seminar about application of the CAPTURE-RECAPTURE method

A seminar was organized on 17 and 18 September 2007 on the theme ‘Application of the CAPTURE-RECAPTURE method in the estimation of the number of problem drug users’

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