Andrej Kastelic, PhD

Center for TRX Drug Addiction, University Psichyatric Hospital Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

Andrej Kastelic, MD, PhD Center for TRX of Drug Addiction, University Psychiatric Hospital Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

Andrej Kastelic is the head of the National Center for the Treatment of Drug Addiction in Ljubljana (Slovenia, EU) and teacher for Addiction, Psychiatry and Mental Health at University of Ljubljana.

He works as a consultant/expert for UNAIDS, UNODC, WHO, EU, Council of Europe – Pompidou Group, OSCE, Global Found… He has been involved as a consultant/principal trainer in developing treatment programs in Armenia, Albania, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Island, Latvia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Taiwan, Turkey andCaribbean.

He is the author of more than 300 books and articles and WHO guidelines for treating drug users in custodial settings specially with OAT. Dr Kastelic has organized, been president or chaired more than 50 international conferences including Global Addiction Conferences, World Conference on Opiate Addiction, International Harm Reduction Association Conference, EUROPAD and European Association of Addiction Therapists Conference, 22 SEEAnet Conferences and Symposia, Vanguard Conferences and many others and has participated in more than 300 international conferences and has offered more than 1000 lectures from this field.

Andrej is the President of Global Addiction Association and serves as Secretary General of the European Opiate Addiction Treatment Association (EUROPAD), is a founding member of the World Federation for the Treatment of Opiate Dependence (WFO), President of the South Eastern European and Adriatic Society, President of the SEE Adriatic Addiction Treatment Network (SEEA net), Board Member of World Association on Dual Disorders (WADD) and founding member of International Society on Addiction Medicine (ISAM).

He has received Dole – Nyswander Award in 2001 by AATOD, Gold Reflection Award in 2002, Slovene Ministry of Justice Award 2005 and EUROPAD “Chimera” Award in 2008.


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