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EUROPAD is AATOD’s Founding Organizing Partner of the World Federation for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence.

EUROPAD, formerly EUMA, was founded in Geneva, Switzerland on September 26, 1994. It is, and shall remain independent of political parties and of any government (

EUROPAD aims to encourage communication and co-operation among individuals and organizations working in opiate addiction. The EUROPAD network is being developed as a comprehensive list of European organizations and institutions together with major international and world groups.

Every two years the Association organizes a conference in a major European center. The most recent of these attracted 500 delegates, an impressive collection of international speakers and a wide range of original papers. During each conference EUROPAD makes an award to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the effective treatment of drug addiction in general and heroin addiction in particular. Please click HERE to learn about the Chimera Award.

Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems is the official journal of EUROPAD and WFTOD ( A peer review journal which publishes research reports, proposals and letters not under consideration for publication elsewhere. It has a current readership of around 1500.

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