After visiting the city of Subotica, the Office for Combating Drugs of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Association “Izlazak” organized another multisectoral meeting within the project “I choose repairs”, and visited the city of Srem administrative district – Sremska Mitrovica.
The meeting was held on February 25, 2021 in the premises of the Assembly of the City of Sremska Mitrovica, which was attended by representatives of state bodies dealing with the fight against drug abuse.
On that occasion, experiences and data on the current situation in Sremska Mitrovica were exchanged, when it was determined that Sremska Mitrovica is one of the few cities in the Srem district where there is a Center for Health Prevention and Promotion at the Health Center Sremska Mitrovica intended for young people over 19 . In addition, according to the data of the representatives of the state bodies, it was determined that drug abuse is most prevalent among the younger population, between the ages of 20-30.
The drug problem is a comprehensive problem, and the goal of multisectoral meetings is to form a multidisciplinary team at the local level with a coordinator headed and representatives of state bodies in order to obtain complete data in the field of drug policy, and to reduce abuse.
The association “Izlazak” announced that the basic task of the multidisciplinary team is to monitor the situation and problems of drug abuse in a certain local self-government, and to develop awareness of the importance of multisectoral cooperation of institutions whose competencies are the fight against drugs.