Quality of Life (Banja Luka) 1(2-4): 105-113

Results of the Five-Year Socio-Bihevioural Research of Drug-Addicted Population in the Republic of Srpska and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Obtained by the Means of Pompidou Questionnaire

Tibor D. Danelišen
M.Sc., Psychiatrist, President of the Drug Abuse Counselling Offi ce ”Viktorija“,
Clinical Operations Director, Altiora d.o.o.

Summary: This explorative study is to enable the author to present results of the socio-epidemiological study, carried out during the period from 2002 to 2007, as a part of the regular work of the Counselling Offi ce for Drug Addiction Prevention and Treatment, NGO "Viktorija", which involved 444 drug addicts, and that for the fi rst time in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The standardized questionnaire of the POMPIDOU Group, the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), was applied in order to acquire relevant information. Majority of the addicts (90%) who addressed the Counselling Offi ce for help were addicted to drugs while the minority of them (10%) only abused drugs. Heroin was the dominant drug abused (95%).

Keywords: drug addiction, socio-epidemiological research, Bosnia and Herzegovina, NGO Viktorija, POMPIDOU questionnaire

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