The Victoria (Australia) Minister for Mental Health has released Reducing the alcohol and drug toll. Victoria’s plan 2013 – 2017. It' s the first whole of government strategy to reduce the impact of alcohol and drug abuse on the community.
The 2011 amendment of the Polish drug law was a good first step, but a lot more has to be done to help people dependent on drugs and strengthen the effectiveness of the country's harm reduction efforts.
Policy makers and professionals need to know more about ‘Early intervention’ to implement these strategies in larger scale and about the obstacles to be expected when passing scientific findings into practice.
These scenarios are stories about what 'could' happen in the future in and around the hemispheric drug system, based on current trends, and including relevant political, economic, social, cultural and international dynamics.