In this episode of the Pathways 2 Prevention podcast, we explore the critical role of international cooperation in drug abuse prevention with Branislava, a dedicated advocate from Serbia. Branislava shares her journey from law school to making a significant impact on drug policy and international collaboration. She provides a unique perspective on how listening, collaboration, and a multidisciplinary approach can drive meaningful change in the fight against drug abuse.


Key Takeaways:

  • Branislava’s Background: Learn about Branislava’s transition from law to drug policy and her motivation to make a difference in this field.
  • International Cooperation: Discover the importance of international cooperation in combating drug abuse and the successes and challenges faced by Serbia.
  • Multidisciplinary Approach: Understand how a multidisciplinary approach involving various stakeholders can enhance prevention and recovery efforts.
  • Projects and Initiatives: Gain insights into specific projects like the “I Choose Recovery” project and the role of therapeutic communities in Serbia.
  • Future Goals: Hear about the future goals of Serbia’s Office for Combating Drugs, including the creation of more multidisciplinary teams and local strategies for drug abuse prevention.

Episode Quotes:

  • “You need to love what you do in order for you to do it as best as you can.” – Branislava
  • “Prevention is better together. Recovery is better together. Together is better.” – Branislava
  • “The more prevention you have, the less recovery you will need.” – Branislava

Webinar Highlight:

If you missed our recent webinar featuring Dr. Roneet Lev, an expert in emergency and addiction medicine, you can watch the recording and access all the resources here. Dr. Lev shares real-life case reports from the emergency department, including cases involving pregnant patients, and brings a wealth of experience from her notable career. Don’t miss this invaluable resource!

Resources and Links:

Subscribe & Share
Don’t forget to subscribe to the Pathways 2 Prevention podcast and share this episode with a friend. Prevention is better together, and together, we are stronger.