Danish National Drugs Policy

Laws and Policies

"The national action plan against drug abuse from October 2010 indicates that Danish drug policy is based on four basic elements: prevention, treatment, harm reduction and control. Prohibition and control intervention will not solve the problem alone. There is also a need for targeted and persistent intervention in order to prevent, intervene, treat and reduce injury. And even more - to reduce supply of and demand for drugs.
"Viewed against a relentless fight against drugs and the hope for a drug free society, the existing harm reduction initiatives may appear in conflict. However, the fact is that these initiatives are pragmatic and sensible and launched in consideration of the weakest drug abusers and society. Harm reduction will therefore continue to be a fundamental pillar in drugs policy in Denmark."

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"2011 National Report (2010 data) to the EMCDDA by the Reitox National Focal Point: Denmark: New Development, Trends and in-depth information on selected issues," Prepared by Sundhedsstyrelsen (National Board of Health) (Lisbon, Portugal: EMCDDA, 2012), p. 8.
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