Addiction Treatment Clinic

Head of Addiction Treatment Clinic: Prof. Dr. Branko Ćorić, Neuropsychiatrist
Head Nurse of the Addiction Treatment Clinic: Ljiljana Lutovac, Senior Nurse

Addiction Treatment Clinic is dedicated to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the following addictions:
– alcoholism,
– abuse and dependence on prescription medications,
– marijuana,
– amphetamines,
– abuse and dependence on computers,
– gambling.

Hospital and non-hospital activities are conducted at the Clinic. The addict’s first contact with the Clinic is established through the Department for Specialist-Consultant Examinations of the Adult Clinic, where addictions and accompanying social and psychiatric disorders are diagnosed and the patient database is created. The structure of the Addiction Treatment Clinic is such that the majority of patients, including adolescent addicts (with the exception of opiate addicts), can be provided with adequate diagnosis and treatment. The common ground for all departments of the Clinic is that they acknowledge the fact that the nature of mental disorders is bio-psycho-social, so the treatment model is integrative, individual and focused on the person and not on diagnostic category.

The Clinic provides systemic family therapy of addiction, which implies a form of mandatory involvement of family and social environment (work environment, school, center for social work, legal authorities). Higher-level services (family therapy, individual, group therapy, sociotherapy, pharmacotherapy, occupational work therapy), are provided within the following organizational units:

Clinical Department for Addiction Treatment, capacity 28 beds
Day Hospital for Addiction Treatment (at 37 Palmotićeva St.), 25 patients
Day Hospital for Addiction Treatment (at 2 Paunova St.), 25 patients
Day Hospital for Adolescent Addiction Treatment (at 2 Paunova St.), 20 patients

Staff of the Addiction Treatment Clinic:

Clinical Department for Addiction Treatment;
Head of Department: Prof. Dr. Branko Ćorić, Neuropsychiatrist

Day Hospital for Addiction Treatment;
Head of Day Hospital: Dr Ivica Mladenović, M.Sc., Psychiatrist

Day Hospital for Addiction Treatment (Paunova 2);
Head of Day Hospital: Dr Vladan Jugović, Psychiatrist

Day Hospital for Adolescent Addiction Treatment (Paunova 2)
Head of Day Hospital: Dr Vladan Jugović, Psychiatrist