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National Register of Therapy of Drug Users (NRLUD)

PURPOSE OF DETECTION OF REQUESTED DATA

National Register of Therapy of Drug Users is a register focused on assembling data on patient starting and finishing therapy of addiction including contact consulting and resocialisation programmes for drug users, i.e. data collection, verification, storage, protection and processing. This register provides data for statistical surveys on national as well as international levels, further also for epidemiological studies and health related research. The data will be used for drug control policy-making and strategy in the CR and in the international context also in EU.

The indicator of request of therapy is one of the five key indicators of drug epidemiology defined by European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (further EMCDDA) to be collected in EU member countries according to Article 5 of the Regulation of European Parliament and Council (of EC) no. 1920/2006 of  December 12, 2006. Monitoring of requests of therapy is a component of the Drug Information System that is supposed to be realised according to a series of resolutions of the government on national strategies of drug control policy and their action plans, currently of National strategy of drug control policy for the period 2010-2018 and of the action plan for the period 2010-2012. Therapy together with social reintegration and harm reduction, i.e. diminishing negative consequences of using drugs, are two of the four pillars of Czech dug control strategy. Without monitoring of the evolution in the provision of therapy and of specialised services to drug users it is not possible to monitor and evaluate the evolution in these fields of drug control policy.

STATISTICAL UNIT OF INVESTIGATION

The statistical unit is a person with problems caused by using addictive substances or a person addicted to them, who entered or was included into a programme focused on consulting and therapy of addiction performed by therapeutic and consulting establishments.