Centros de Integración Juvenil, A.C. (CIJ) is a non-profit organization established in1969, with the aim to address drug use among youth as a result of the emergence of drug dependence as a public health problem.
The organization started with the vision of a civil society group, led by Mrs. Kena Moreno, who saw the need to counter drug abuse, raising awareness among different social sectors of the country as an issue. With foundation of the first Attention Centre for Young Addicts, the organization started to join efforts and receive support from various agencies, governmental and non-governmental, and of the community in general.
Since 1982, CIJ is incorporated to the country’s health sector, established under the Ministry of Health.
With 45 years of experience, CIJ has continuously attended the problem of addictions in Mexico, offering prevention, treatment and rehabilitation services, along with scientific research on drug use in the country.
To provide prevention and treatment services that address drug use which are based on scientific knowledge and to develop specialized human resources.
To continue with the supply of quality services in prevention, treatment, research and training in addiction at national and international levels in response to existing epidemiological trends.
To contribute to demand reduction of legal and illegal drugs or to the reduction in age of initial drug contact, in order to improve the public awareness and knowledge about this health problem.