Hungary

Drug Control Spending, Hungary

(Drug Control Spending, Hungary) "In 2010 an amount of EUR 3,484,5734 was available for the performance of tasks relating to drug use in the budget of the Ministry of National Resources (NEFMI) (earlier in the budget of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour), but after fulfilling the budget allocation obligation announced in June 2010 the annual budget dropped to EUR 2,620,689 (NEFMI 2011). A significant proportion of the budget amount was used in the framework of the tender system for performing the development tasks defined in the National Strategy.

Structure for Drug Control Coordination

(Structure for Drug Control Coordination) "On the basis of directive 6/2010. (X. 19.) NEFMI of the Ministry of National Resources on the Organisational and Operational Rules of the Ministry of National Resources, following the structural reorganisation of central government drug coordination tasks are now performed by the National Drug Prevention Coordination Department of the Youth Affairs Division under the professional control of the State Secretariat for Social, Family and Youth Affairs of the Ministry of National Resources (NEFMI).

Progress in Developing Hungarian National Drug Strategy

(Progress in Developing Hungarian National Drug Strategy) "In December 2010 the government decided to prepare a new basic drug policy document. In 2011 the ministry asked the head of the National Drug Prevention Office and 11 experts to prepare the new drug strategy. The strategy draft elaborated by the group of experts is centred around a drug free life model and the communication of health as a basic value, while with regards to the treatment of drug users it promotes a recovery-based approach.

Implementation of the National Drug Control Plan in Hungary

Laws & Policy

(Implementation of the National Drug Control Plan in Hungary) "No action plan was drawn up for 2011, the execution of the tasks associated with handling the drug problem was performed by the National Drug Prevention Coordination Department of the Youth Affairs Division under the professional control of the State Secretariat for Social, Family and Youth Affairs of the Ministry of National Resources (NEFMI).6
"In 2011 the Ministry of National Resources announced calls for tenders in three drug-related categories:

Drug Offenses by Amount of Drugs Involved, Hungary 2011

(Drug Offenses by Amount of Drugs Involved, Hungary 2011) "In 2011 small amounts of drugs were involved in 88.2% of the registered drug offences (demand-related perpetrations: 91.5%, supply-related perpetrations: 64.8%). As compared to the previous year the proportion of offences small amounts of drugs continued to increase due to the slight increase of demand-related perpetrations involving small amounts.

Other Services Provided by Needle and Syringe Programs in Hungary 2011

(Other Services Provided by Needle and Syringe Programs in Hungary 2011) "In 2011 a telephone survey74 was carried out among 21 NSPs, including fixed, mobile and street outreach programmes, to examine what other sterile equipments and services are provided to clients apart from syringes. Besides sterile syringes, the majority of the organisations distribute alcohol pads, condoms, filters, sterile mixing containers and ascorbic acid. The organisations also often distribute vitamins and vein protection cream to clients. (SQ23_2011_HU_01)

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