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Program against Addictions

Current situation

According to the National Survey on Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Use 2016-2017 (ENCODAT), among the general population (12 to 65 years old), the use of any substance at some point in life was 10.3%, representing a population of approximately 8.7 million people. Importantly, 16.3% of males reported drug use, while 4.8% of females reported it. This population requires some form of rehabilitation for drug use, particularly marijuana and alcohol abuse.

Strengthening the care provided by rehabilitation centers.

The Carlos Slim Foundation's addictions program is focused on strengthening the quality of services in both public and private rehabilitation centers by training and professionalizing the staff in charge.To date, healthcare personnel from 1,569 rehabilitation centers in 25 states in Mexico have been trained.

In addition, the program acts as a bridge between the Mutual Aid Centers and government agencies, including the state addiction councils, providing ongoing advice so that the centers comply with the Official Mexican Standard on addictions and obtain registration with the National Center for the Prevention and Control of Addictions (CENADIC), through which they can receive federal resources to finance their operation.

Finally, in order to support the work of the Juvenile Integration Centers (CIJ), the digital platform for addictions was developed, which allows the registration, follow-up and consultation of all prevention and treatment activities related to addictions, covering different levels of care from outpatient clinics to methadone clinics. This platform is developed with state-of-the-art architecture and technology and has, among other things, an electronic signature (aligned with current regulations), as well as the most accurate catalog of substances in the country. It includes an ICD-10 catalog and a basic list of medications, with an impact on 120 centers across the country.