The drug treatment court model applied

Demetra Fr. Sorvatzioti, Assistant Professor, Law Department, School Of Law, University Of Nicosia.   ‘‘We don’t need drug treatment courts, we have already the appropriate mechanisms for dealing with the problem.’’[4]   Abstract Drug addiction is a cause of crime and non-treatment of the addiction leads to recidivism. Internationally, certain states have established drug treatment […]

Choice, responsibility, freedom: their contribution to the etiology of addiction and treatment process

Maria Smyrnaki* & Ioanna Mitadi *Contact details: Abstract The following review is a synthesis of views, thoughts, concerns and links about the concepts of choice, responsibility and freedom. These are interdependent and complementary concepts that are closely related to how society is organized and how the individual functions within it, while they are […]

A comprehensive review of both national and international policies for drugs

Petros Triantos   ABSTRACT The article provides a summative review on the formation of drug policy both in international and domestic level. A remark on the initial problem of measurement in the accurate number of addicts which is closely related to the drug policy formation. The development of drug policy both in international and European […]

The role of sport and exercise in SUD recovery: Recommendations for practical implementation

Fotis Panagiotounis Department of Education, KETHEA, Greece, email: DOI:   Introduction Regular physical activity has been linked to multiple benefits for the treatment of substance use disorders in recent years, with a number of studies demonstrating its multifaceted role (Thompson et al., 2020). Indeed, there is evidence to suggest that exercise, via psychological, […]

Substance use, homelessness and pregnancy in COVID-19 era

Christos Ch. Liapis MD, MSc, PhD Psychiatrist, President of the Board of Directors of the Therapy Center for Dependent Individuals   Contact details: Therapy Center for Dependent Individuals, President’s Office, Sorvolou 24 – 11636 Athens Greece, email: DOI:   Abstract Pregnant women with substance use disorder are among most vulnerable populations in COVID-19 era, […]

The addiction to psychotropic substances as a historical phenomenon. The example of the Greek Interwar period. Evidence regarding the supply, the availability and the trafficking network

Kostas Tziaras, Historian, PhD in the Department of Political Sciences of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Teacher at the Alternative/Transitional School of KETHEA/ITHAKI.   Abstract The phenomenon of addiction to psychotropic substances appeared as a social problem in the 1960s and 1970s in the Western World and since the 1980s in Greece, occupying public opinion, the […]

Domestic violence as an etiological factor and consequence of addiction

Maria Smyrnaki (1) & Maria Moudatsou (2) (1) Psychologist, Doctor of the Department of Primary Education of the University of Crete, Head of Open, Support Unit of KETHEA ARIADNI, Postal Address: 12, Apolodorou street, Agios ioannis Knossos, Heraklion, 71409, Crete-Greece, tel: +30 695 8450 389, +30 2811 102 525 Email: & (2) Social […]