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02 October 2023

Erada Center for Treatment and Rehabilitation partners with University of Colorado’s School of Medicine to further enhance its treatment programmes

By E247

Erada Center for Treatment and Rehabilitation in Dubai has announced a strategic partnership with the esteemed School of Medicine at the University of Colorado. The collaboration marks a significant milestone in Erada Center's mission to enhance its treatment programmes and contribute to the advancement of substance abuse rehabilitation.
As part of its strategic plan, Erada Center seeks to foster relationships with leading institutes dedicated to the treatment and rehabilitation of substance abuse disorders. The School of Medicine at the University of Colorado is renowned for its expertise in this critical area.
The collaboration, which comes in accordance with the directives of The Executive Council of Dubai to develop a comprehensive and effective prevention programme, encompasses a range of objectives, including the enhancement and development of Erada Center's treatment programmes. 
As an initial step in the partnership, Dr. Paula Riggs, Professor and Director of the Division of Substance Dependence in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine, conducted a workshop to discuss best practices associated with the development of specialised programmes in this field. The workshop featured the participation of key stakeholders, including the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Dubai Academic Healthcare Corporation (DAHC), Emirates Schools Establishment (ESE), Anti-Narcotics Council Hemaya International Center, and the Community Development Authority (CDA), among others.
One of the workshop's key recommendations was to form a higher committee comprising all stakeholders to implement a programme focused on early detection, early intervention, and treatment.
His Excellency Abdul Razzaq Amiri, Executive Director of Erada Center for Treatment and Rehabilitation, said the collaboration with the global institution renowned for its treatment and rehabilitation programmes supports the Center in further enhancing its expertise and services. “This partnership will raise the Center’s capabilities to create comprehensive programmes focused on preventing, intervening early, and treating substance abuse issues among youth and adults. Further, it contributes to enhancing the clinical proficiencies of a wide range of professionals engaged in addressing addiction cases.”
Amiri further highlighted the close partnership between the Erada Center for Treatment and Rehabilitation and the Dubai Academic Health Corporation in this domain. The Center, in collaboration with the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine, has successfully trained 30 doctors from the Dubai Academic Health Corporation. These doctors have undergone specialised training focused on refining their expertise in early detection and intervention methods.
The partnership with the University of Colorado's School of Medicine is expected to significantly elevate the quality of Erada Center's treatment programmes, leading to improved treatment outcomes and enhanced recovery rates.