"Drug addiction in Russia is typically not treated according to evidence-based modern protocols but often with “cold turkey” abstinence-focused programs or antipsychotic drugs suited to treating schizophrenia and other mental illnesses.  Civil society experts have criticized Russian addiction treatment and rehabilitation programs due to poor interagency and inter-sectoral cooperation, as well as for the lack of a cohesive national rehabilitation program."


US Department of State, "International Narcotics Control Strategy Report: Volume I: Drug and Chemical Control," Washington, DC: State Dept. Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, March 2021.