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Department of Addiction Toxicology

The Department of Addiction Toxicology provides education, research and services on forensic toxicological fields related to alcohol and legal/illegal abuse, in all kinds of regulations, in determining the relevant national policies, in developing possible solutions and in short and long-term applications.  It carries out its practices in cooperation with national and international institutions. Our team, which has been actively involved in the establishment of the BATI institute and continues its educational aspect on addiction toxicology in this academy, has ensured the establishment of the Addiction Toxicology Department within the institute in 2013, especially for the academic conduct of forensic toxicology studies. With the opening of the Addiction Toxicology Master's program, students have been admitted since the 2012-2013 fall semester, and there are 13 graduate students in total so far.

In BATI Institute Addiction Toxicology laboratory, ethyl alcohol level (Ethyl glucuronide etc. metabolites), methyl alcohol level and illegal/drug and stimulant Cocaine, Amphetamine and derivatives, Opiates, Benzodiazepines, Marijuana Analysis of many substances such as synthetic cannabinoids-Bonzai
It is done in stages (approximately 15000/year).
As is known, drug/drug and stimulant analysis has three stages as preanalytical, analytical and post-analytical processes. All these stages are analyzes that need to be carried out very carefully, sensitively and correctly, the result obtained must be interpreted, and again, these results can expose the patient/persons who give examples to legal sanctions, or vice versa, despite the fact that they are at fault, they can free them from these obligations. For this reason, Addiction Toxicology is about the standardization of laboratories that analyze drugs / narcotic and stimulants, the active monitoring of the regulations related to the training of the people who do it, such as EWDTS, IFDAT, TIAFT, the development of appropriate systems according to the differences depending on the conditions of our country and the implementation of these systems. He is actively working as a department.
For this reason, it plays an active role in the standardization of laboratories that analyze drugs / narcotic drugs and stimulants, monitoring the regulations related to the education of individuals by EWDTS, IFDAT, TIAFT organizations, and the development and implementation of systems suitable for the conditions of our country.
The 2nd Regional TIAFT (The International Association of Forensic) organized the first international congress of forensic toxicology in our country between 08-10 May 2014 with the cooperation of BATI Institute, Department of Addiction Toxicology, Forensic Medicine Institute, Association of Forensic Medicine Specialists, Turkish Pharmacology Association/Clinical Toxicology Working Group.
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