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Central America and Dominican Republic: addictions comprehensive care in PHC

The Central America and Dominican Republic Health Sector Meeting (RESSCAD, for its acronym in Spanish) took place in Santo Domingo on July 5-6. Costa Rica proposed discussing "Comprehensive care of addictions in primary health care". They all recognized that health systems have limitations to address psychoactive substance use problems. Among reached agreements, the highlights were the need to implement the Substance Use Regional Strategy Action Plan as well as to strengthen the community mental health model.

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