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Why we can't answer the question of legalization | Konstantinos Kokkolis | TEDxUniversityoftheAegean
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Ο Κωνσταντίνος Κοκκώλης είναι Αναπληρωτής Διευθυντής Εφαρμογής Προγραμμάτων του ΟΚΑΝΆ -του οργανισμού κατά των ναρκωτικών- με ειδικότητα την ψυχιατρική. Στην επιστημονική του δραστηριότητα ειδικεύεται στον τομέα των εξαρτήσεων και αναζητά λύσεις για την αντιμετώπιση του φαινομένου και για τη μείωση της περιθωριοποίησης. Στην ομιλία του παραθέτει το μείζων θέμα της αποποινικοποίησης των εθιστικών ουσιών και τις συνέπειες της σε προσωπικές αλλά και νομικές αποφάσεις.

Konstantinos Kokkolis is psychiatrist and S. Director of Programmes Implementation in Greek Organization Against Drugs, OKANA. In his scientific activity specializes in addictions and seeks for solutions to combat the phenomenon and to reduce marginalization. In his speech he cited the major issue of decriminalization of addictive substances and the consequences of a personal and legal decisions.

He was born in Athens in 1968. He studied at the Medical School of the National University and chose the specialty of psychiatry. Since 2000, working in OKANA, in Athens and Piraeus, in which he developed most of his scientific activity in the addictions field in clinical, educational and administrative level.
He is mainly interested in the scientific and non-dogmatic treatment of the phenomenon, the reduction of stigma and marginalization, the increasement of the access and retention in treatment and the harm reduction.
In his personal life he concerns himself with life, the universe and (almost) everything.

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