In Kazakhstan in January-August 2015 the largest number of poisoning from substances recorded in Almaty and North Kazakhstan oblast, Deputy Head of the Department for Combating Drug Trafficking and Drug Control of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) of Kazakhstan Janat Bitenov said, KazTAG reports. As reported in response to a request KazTAG for monitoring and analyzing the drug situation the Ministry of Interior established a working group composed of representatives of the Ministry of Health, the General Prosecutor's Office, Ministry of Justice and other government agencies, also the analysis of urban regions, Astana and Almaty was done.
The City Drug Treatment Center people who use so-called spice (synthetic drugs) are admited to treatment almost every day. Tengrinews.kz reports citing the head physician of the organization - Gulsara Suleimenova. According to her, such a trend has been around for about a year. Many of the victims come to treatment center on their own.
In Shymken a public discussion on the "Implementation of opioid substitution therapy to prevent HIV in Kazakhstan" was held, organized by the Foundation "Aman-Saulyk" in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Social Development and the Republican Center for Prevention and Control of AIDS. The event was attended by heads of health department, education department, regional center for the prevention and control of AIDS, drug treatment clinic, law enforcement agencies (Office of the Anti-Narcotics of the Department of Internal Affairs and the Department of the penitentiary system), Maslikhat deputies, representatives of NGOs, drug addicted patients and their relatives.